This summers Cattlemen’s Ball set another record. Dr. Ken Cowan is the director of the Eppley Cancer Center at UNMC and says the event netted $1.49-million. He says this is the second year in a row that the Cattlemen’s Ball has raised more than one-million dollars.
Ninety-percent of that money will go to Eppley Cancer Center and 100-percent will go to support their critical work in treating and preventing cancer. The remaining ten-percent is distributed to local health and wellness programs and other entities in the West Point, Nebraska area. He says the entire state will benefit.
Dr. Cowan says this research is critical right now as one out of every two Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is the number one cause of death for those under age 85.
Each year the Cattlemen’s Ball is hosted by a different Nebraska ranch or feedlot. This past June, Harry and Doris Knobbe hosted the event outside of West Point. In 2012, Alan and Shelly Clark of McCool Junction near York will be the host family. The event will be held June 1st and 2nd. Tickets for that event will go on sale soon. Go to “cattlemensball.com” for ordering information.