Alto-Shaam Celebrates a Decade of Funding Cancer Research

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Since 2009, Alto-Shaam has raised more than $775,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Wisconsin Chapter through its Jerry Maahs Memorial Golf Outing.

When Alto-Shaam’s founder, Jerry Maahs passed away from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2006, the company began planning a way to honor his memory. For the past decade, the Jerry Maahs Memorial Golf Outing has been an outlet to celebrate Jerry’s life while raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Wisconsin Chapter. Through a research grant, the event has raised critical funds to support cancer research and advance treatments for the disease. 

To date, the golf outing and a matching donation from Alto-Shaam have raised more than $775,000 and has earned a spot as the largest third-party fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the state of Wisconsin.

“We are proud of the success of this event and the good it has accomplished,” said Steve Maahs, son of Jerry and Alto-Shaam President and Chief Operating Officer. “We hope our contribution over the years has helped take the burden of this diagnosis off others. We’ve always felt it was a fitting way to honor Jerry and we thank the many participants and volunteers who have contributed to this event’s success over the years.”

About Alto-Shaam, Inc.

Alto-Shaam’s corporate headquarters, worldwide manufacturing facility, Culinary Institute and Technical Institute are based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. For more than 60 years, Alto-Shaam has been a recognized leader and innovator in the global commercial foodservice equipment industry. With a core business in primary cooking equipment, Alto-Shaam offers an expanded product portfolio that includes award-winning Combitherm® ovens, Vector™ Multi-Cook ovens,  Halo Heat® Cook & Hold ovens, Cook & Hold smoker ovens, heated holding technologies, heated display and merchandising solutions, QuickChiller™ rapid chill units, rotisserie ovens, convection ovens, and drop-in hot and cold wells. Alto-Shaam is also the industry leader in providing integrated food production systems for cook/chill, banqueting and rethermalization applications.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (R) (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

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