Officers of the Loup Valley Road Riders presented a check in the amount of $2,250 to Eppley Cancer Center representative Tom Thompson
Pictured, from left, are Joe Meyer, Linda Schweitzer, Thompson
and Lyle Runyan.
On hand to receive the check was Tom Thompson, Senior Director of Development for Eppley Cancer Center, UNMC.
"I always enjoy the opportunity to visit with the people out here about a disease we wish we didn't have to know anything about," said Thompson
In thanking the group for their contribution, Thompson
noted that though the center is in Omaha, Eppley
is "Nebraska's cancer center - from east to west.
also informed the group in attendance that relations are being formalized to try and make clinical trials available at hospitals all across the state, so people don't have to go clear to Omaha for their treatments.
says that is a few years out.
"Your dollars are important - private dollars play an important role in the research process," Thompson
told the road riders.
"We have some big plans and lofty goals in terms of where we want the cancer center to go in the coming years."
says the master plan is to build a cancer campus, so to speak, which would house all the cancer center facilities in one building rather than the seven currently used.
"That is a $100 million project."
"Efforts like this and people across Nebraska who come together like this, is what gives us the inspiration to do projects like this," said Thompson