(11/5/13) On October 30th, 2013, Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls (HCG-BRF) and Tomah (HCG-Tomah) presented Ms. Lori Francis of the American Cancer Society's Midwest Division with two checks for the Jackson County's Run/Walk-$4187.77and Monroe County's Relay for Life annual fundraising events.
Executive Manager, Mr. Greg Garvin is a big supporter of this cause saying "This disease affects so many people not only in this area, but around the World. It is not only important for us to help those in need, but also aide in the research to cure this deadly disease. Many of our staff have a close connection with this disease as it affects their family members as well as themselves. They are willing to do what it takes to raise funds to help. I am proud to say that combined our Tomah staff and our BRF staff raised over $3400!"
On top of the funds raised by the staff, HCG-BRF also donated $1000 to each of these events as well as Clark County, Eau Claire County and La Crosse County's events. Beyond that, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin, as a whole, donated a total of $30,000 for the events across the State of Wisconsin, $5000 of that coming from HCG-BRF & Tomah. The Team Captain for HCG- BRF, Angie Melbye, said she "can't wait to start next year's fundraising to be the #1 fundraising team again next year!" And HCG-Tomah's Team Captain, Pam Kasper said "I enjoy the Relay for Life each year. I have made a lot of friends that understand the issues my family has endured because of Cancer." Both Angie and Pam have spoken at these events over the past few years, sharing their experiences and comforting those that are new to helping this cause.
Both events are making strides in funding research, prevention, early detection, treatment and much more and Ho-Chunk Gaming BRF & Tomah will continue to support the American Cancer Society.