William R. Bliss Cancer Center earns big donations

Micaela Cashman

The William R. Bliss Cancer Center, part of Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, hosted its annual fund-raising event May 1. 

More than 200 people attended the event, themed “We’re off to the Races,” which raised more than $204,000. Activities included bidding on silent and live auction packages, betting on the Kentucky Derby Races also going on that night and playing casino games.

The cancer center offers patients in central Iowa quality cancer care close to home. 

Stacy Dreyer, event chairwoman and MGMC auxiliary president, was happy with the turnout and amount of donations.

“We all worked together for a great cause all wanting to make a difference to those affected by cancer,” Dreyer said. “I’d especially like to thank the many sponsors, donors and attendees for their support.”

Participants in MGMC foundation’s sponsorship program made the event possible.