The saying “Time flies when are having fun” certainly applies to the MACC Fund’s summer of 2011. It is hard to believe that summer has ended, meteorologically speaking and since we have the end of summer with the observance of Labor Day. It was a fun summer starting with the “Chili’s MACC Open” at Tuckaway Country Club in early June. We quickly changed gears to the 22nd annual “TREK 100 Ride for Hope” at Trek Bicycle’s impressive headquarters in Waterloo. The MACC Fund Golf Tour was in full swing throughout the always all-too-short season featuring over 20 golf events. The Tour included the 16th annual “BP MACC Fund Open” whose cumulative gifts passed the million dollar milestone! The MACC Fund’s summer ended with the annual Hartford Gun and Conservation Club’s “Shoot for a Cure” to benefit Women for MACC on the last weekend in August.
Summer gives way to autumn and more exciting MACC Fund events. Packers fans can’t wait for the September 8 kickoff of the NFL season when the Super Bowl Champions take on the 2010 Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints. Friends of the MACC Fund will be cheering for the Green and Gold and its fine quarterback Aaron Rodgers who has embraced the children and the MACC Fund with the same passion he attacks opposing defenses.
Saturday, Sept. 10 will be “Christopher’s Shoot Against Childhood Cancer” at the Waukesha Gun Club in honor of a young boy who has captured the hearts of many. September 11 will find car enthusiasts driving to 6514 S. Lovers Lane in Franklin for “Gus’ Mexican Cantina MACC Fund Car Show.”
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s impressive CEO, Peggy Troy, told the MACC Fund’s board that the MACC Fund was the hospital’s biggest donor at the Fund’s 2010 annual meeting. The MACC Fund is proud to be part of the team in the MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital. As a friend and partner of Children’s Hospital, we encourage you to sign up for the 34th annual Briggs and Al’s Run / Walk for Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 to help advance the care of all kids. The fun starts on Marquette’s campus at 10:30 and ends on the lakefront. Visit http://www.alsrun.com/home.htm to learn more.
Friends will celebrate the life of Cheri Amore through “Clip for a Cure” to benefit the Cheri Amore Memorial and the MACC Fund at Pier West in Twin Lakes on Sunday, Sept. 18.
Sat. Sept. 24 will be a busy day with two events. First thing in the morning, the annual “Bob and Brian Plane Pull” sponsored by Frontier Airlines, Laacke & Joys and 102.9 THE HOG will give you a chance to pull a plane. Where else can you say you were able to do that? Listen to THE HOG at 102.9FM for exciting Plane Pull updates. Later that morning, Regner Park in West Bend will be the site of the inaugural “Shave, Brave and Save” sponsored by The Giving Three. This family friendly day will offer fun for all with proceeds benefiting important cancer and blood disorder family services and MACC Fund supported research. Women for MACC’s exciting “Couture for a Cure” on Oct. 12 promises another great Boston Store fashion show at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.
As you can see, no matter the time of the year, it is always the season of caring for the children by supporting the MACC Fund. We encourage you to keep up to date on all of these events and more by following the MACC Fund on Twitter or Facebook or visiting http://www.maccfund.org We hope to see you this Fall. Thanks for caring for the children. We are proud and grateful to have you on the MACC Fund team that is giving “Hope Through Research” to children battling cancer and blood disorders.
John Cary, Executive Director