ISU Agricultural Business Club Donates To Bliss Cancer Center
(Left to Right) Back row: Amy Brandau, Dr. Ron Deiter,
Brandon Klaes, Marc Throndson, Sarah Heikens,
Mary Ellen Carano, Delaney Lensing,
Craig Welter, Tyler Geiger
Front Row: Hanna Mendenhall,Jo-El Sprecher,
Allison Bastian, Georgeanne Artz, Mariah Gansen
AMES, IA – Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club recently donated $3,100 to the William R. Bliss Cancer Center through the Mary Greeley Foundation.
Club members chose the Bliss Cancer Center to honor of their professor and co-adviser, Georgeanne Artz who was diagnosed in August with melanoma cancer. After learning of Georgeanne’s diagnosis, members wanted to share her character of helping others and make a donation in hopes of helping families going through the same journey. The money was raised by "Jeans for Georgeanne" which gave club members the option to wear jeans to their monthly meeting with a donation of $5.00 or more. Nearly 160 members wore jeans and made a contribution to the cause. The club matched the money raised at the meeting. Donations from alumni of the program were also received.
Gifts to the foundation for the Bliss Cancer Center support the programs and services of the center including the Cancer Navigator Program, Cancer Nutrition Program and Courage in Motion Program. Gifts also help fund patient and staff education opportunities.
For more information about the Bliss Cancer Center, the Mary Greeley Foundation or to give, go to https://www.mgmc.org/mgmcfoundation/donate/ or contact External Relations at 515-239-2147.
The Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation assists the medical center in promoting health and providing compassionate, high-quality care by encouraging charitable giving.