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Heartland Cancer Foundation tournament benefits low-income patients

Heartland Cancer Foundation tournament benefits low-income patients

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Mike Jobst, Mike Roth and Tim Lieske

(From left) Mike Jobst, Mike Roth and Tim Lieske watch a tee shot at the Cancer Classic golf scramble at Hillcrest Country Club.

The Heartland Cancer Foundation raised nearly $40,000 at the Cancer Classic golf scramble Sept. 21 at Hillcrest Country Club to benefit low-income cancer patients. The Cancer Classic was created in memory of Mick Zangari of Lincoln, who lost his battle with metastatic head and neck cancer in 2016.

Thirty teams competed to win a trophy and hole games such as “marshmallow longest drive,” sponsored by Lexus of Lincoln, and “the circle game,” sponsored by Two Men and a Truck. The day was hot, but that didn’t dampen players’ enthusiasm for golfing and raising money for the foundation. After golfing, participants enjoyed an Italian buffet dinner and a live auction.

Larry Albers, Heartland Cancer Foundation board president, said the funds will help the foundation expand grants. Cancer patients in southeast Nebraska and northeast Kansas may apply to receive assistance with payments toward car or housing, gas cards, prescription medications, medical supplies, and physical or occupational therapies related to cancer treatment. Applications for assistance can be submitted electronically at or printed for mailing.

Based in Lincoln, the Heartland Cancer Foundation’s mission is to provide practical and immediate assistance to cancer patients so they can focus on healing. The foundation will host its fundraising event, “Mardi Gras Casino Royale,” Feb. 9 at Wilderness Ridge, and is currently accepting community sponsors. Details: or 402-261-9974.


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