Golf for a Cure raises $127,700 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Research and LLS’ Dare to Dream Project
Alto-Shaam raises and donates a combined $127,700 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society towards a research grant, and LLS's Dare to Dream project in honor of the company’s founder, Jerry Maahs.
On July 19, Alto-Shaam’s Golf for a Cure fundraiser raised a total of $127,700, including a dollar-for-dollar corporate match for the cause. This is the highest amount Alto-Shaam has ever raised in a single golf outing throughout its 15-year partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Wisconsin Chapter (LLS).
The event brought together 191 golfers at the Ironwood Golf Course, in honor of Alto-Shaam’s founder Jerry Maahs who passed away from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2006.
“Back in 2008, the golf outing began in honor of my dad and Alto-Shaam founder Jerry Maahs, with the goal of positively impacting the lives of those diagnosed with the same terrible disease he had – non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” says Steve Maahs, Alto-Shaam President, COO, and son of Jerry Maahs.
“Over the years, our dollars have ensured that new, innovative forms of treatment, like immunotherapy, were accessible to the increasing range of NHL patients.”
The proceeds from the event will go towards the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Dare to Dream Project, college scholarships for childhood blood cancer survivors in the local community, and the Jerry Maahs’ memorial fund for NHL Research.
LLS Dare to Dream Parent Ambassador, Kim Schuetz, spoke at the event, sharing the story of her son Austin’s battle with Leukemia, and how LLS and Dare to Dream project continues to make a difference.
“LLS and contributors like you helped give Austin his miracle - now it’s time to help others get theirs,” says Schuetz.
Golf for a Cure was made possible with the support of 25 partners who sponsored the event, and 18 employee volunteers. Learn more about Alto-Shaam's Social Purpose initiatives by visiting the link below.