(6/19/12) Ho-Chunk Gaming- Black River Falls has answered the call to step up and stomp out cancer by signing on as a corporate sponsor for the Monroe County Relay for Life event that was held on June 8, 2012 at the Tomah High School. This year’s donation of $2,500 marks the fourth year in a row that Ho-Chunk Gaming has supported this event.
Relay for Life is the American Cancer’s Society’s main volunteer cancer fundraising event which has spread to over 20 countries worldwide. Each of these local events share a common worldwide objective to raise awareness, celebrate survivors, remember those who have lost their battles with cancer and to fight as a community against the spread of this disease.
Greg Garvin, Executive Manager of Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls/Tomah, stated “Knowing how cancer effects so many of our family, co-workers, friends and community members each year, we couldn’t possibly turn down the opportunity to team up with our neighbors again to ‘Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back’ against this disease.”
Pam Kasper, our Human Resource representative spoke at the opening ceremony on behalf of Ho-Chunk Gaming-Black River Falls/Tomah and shared her family’s history of loss to this terrible disease and her mother’s fight with it currently as well as a close friend with small children. She went on to say “Through the Relay for Life Event…they are making strides to providing more birthdays and getting us that much closer to finding a cure for cancer so one day we won’t have to hear the horrible words YOU HAVE CANCER.”
The money donated from Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls along with the other funds collected through this event will be used as research grants, as well as aid for prevention, detection and treatment programs. The relay for life event will take place on Friday June 8, 2012 at the Tomah Senior High School for more information about this event or another relay for life event contact Justine Johnson at 608-783-5001 ext. 102.