Special tour for the Lyle Area Cancer volunteers
Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, puts on a T-shirt presented to him by Gary Ziegler, one of the Lyle Area Cancer group’s leaders, during a special event Sunday for the organization. The T-shirt commemorates Lyle Area Cancer surpassing the $2 million mark earlier this year for overall fundraising to support cancer research in Minnesota through the 5th District Eagles Cancer Telethon.
The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota hosted about 80 volunteers with the Lyle Area Cancer group for a special tour Sunday to show appreciation for their fundraising efforts throughout the year to support cancer research as well as to give updates on the Institute’s world-renowned work and 2014-16 expansion.
Volunteers with the Lyle Area Cancer group gather Sunday with The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong next to the group’s new panel on the Institute’s Donor Recognition Wall, honoring Lyle Area Cancer’s significant fundraising efforts through the 5th District Eagles Cancer Telethon. The Hormel Institute has received about $2.1 million in support from the Eagles Cancer Telethon since 1999.
Lyle Area Cancer has raised about $2.2 million over 36 years of fundraising through the 5th District Eagles Cancer Telethon. The group topped the $2 million mark earlier this year.
The Hormel Institute, along with Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Center, annually receives funding from the 5th District Eagles Cancer Telethon. This year, Telethon officials presented The Hormel Institute with a $255,000 donation to support its cancer research.
Jerry Anfinson, Treasurer of The Hormel Foundation, speaks Sunday to a packed room of volunteers from the Lyle Area Cancer organization to thank them for their major fundraising efforts and explain how the Foundation significantly supports The Hormel Institute.
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