Several local volunteer groups and healthcare organizations benefited greatly from the annual Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska that was held June 5th and 6th near Lynch, Nebraska.
Annually, the ball promotes beef in a healthy diet, showcases rural Nebraska, and raises money for cancer research at the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at Omaha and local healthcare-related projects. With 10 percent of the funds raised going back to local entities for healthcare-related projects, this year’s Cattlemen’s Ball organizers were able to distribute over $90,000 to local agencies.
Niobrara Valley Hospital in Lynch was awarded $27,000 to help with upgrades at the facility.
Boyd/Holt E911 will receive $11,500 to help with the purchase of new software needed for technological upgrades.
Boyd County Sheriff was awarded $5,000 to purchase digital cameras and equipment.
Lynch Volunteer Fire Department will receive $5,000 for a slide-in rescue unit for a 4x4.
Women of Cancer, a support group for women of all cancers will receive $5,000 to help with support group costs and to assist those with travel expenses and personal care items.
Other local volunteer/healthcare organizations receiving funds include:
Atkinson Fire - $5,000 towards the purchase of power cots for ambulances
Avera St. Anthony’s - $2,000 towards the purchase of the Planet Heart Screening Program
Boyd County Ambulance - $3,000 towards the purchase of new radios
Butte Volunteer Fire Department - $3,000 towards the purchase of new radio equipment and protective gear
Elkhorn Valley Medical Clinic - $2,000 towards the purchase of a New V-Scan machine.
Holt County Sheriff - $1,742 towards the purchase of equipment
North Central District Health Department - $2,000 towards their Radon program to help screen homes in Holt, Boyd, and Knox Counties.
Special Youth Challenge - $3,000 towards the purchase of power lifts
Spencer Fire Department - $600 towards the purchase of a respirator
Spencer Volunteer Rescue - $3,000 towards the purchase to update software
O’Neill Fire Department - $5,000 towards the purchase a new jaws of life
Shane Family - $5,000 to help create awareness for the bone marrow registry and to help individuals and families going through treatment with travel expenses
West Holt Memorial Hospital - $2,500 towards improvements at the hospital.
The ball was hosted by the Tom Herzog and Kim Schweers Family. The 2015 committee would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers, sponsors, donors, and attendees that helped make the ball a success in helping to Outlaw Cancer.