MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — At its 8th annual Jerry Maahs Memorial Golf Outing, Alto-Shaam raised $127,500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Each year, the event brings together employees, dealers and vendors to honour the legacy of Alto-Shaam’s founder, Jerry Maas, who died of aggressive non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 10 years ago.
The donation will fund research projects including:
- Discoveries of molecules that play roles in non-Hodgkin lymphoma emergence and therapy resistance;
- Development of new diagnostics that can help identify optimal treatments for individual patients;
- New therapies that target specific molecular abnormalities to safely and efficiently kill malignant cells.
Since the event’s inception, Alto-Shaam has raised more than $485,000 for cancer research. “This kind of success, this growth, speaks volumes about the type of company Alto-Shaam is, the leadership it is under, the staff it values and the man Jerry Maahs was,” says Karen Ropel, deputy executive director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a long-time partner with Alto-Shaam in organizing the event.
“It’s been very fulfilling to see how engaged our employees and partners have been in putting on this golf outing in memory of my dad,” says Steve Maahs, president of Alto-Shaam. “It’s an outstanding tribute to him.”