2019 Cattlemen’s Ball Calf for a Cure Donations

The 2019 Cattlemens' Ball Committee is pleased to announce the first Calf for a Cure Donors, Jack and Carol Maddux and Eddie and Donna Nichols, all of Wauneta, Nebraska.  Following the 2019 Wauneta Harvest Festival July 28, 2019, the couples posed for a group photo with C0-Hosts Derek & Allison Sandman and Wayne & Chris Krausnick, and Co-Chairs Joey & Myra Large and Shawn & Julie Jones. Madduxes and Nicholses have been lifelong cattle producers in southwest Nebraska.  Both Jack and Eddie served as President of the Nebraska Stock Growers Association (now named Nebraska Cattlemen's Association)  and both Carol and Donna served as President of the Nebraska Cow-Belles.  Eddie and Jack have served on National Boards and have received many honors.   More

Chase Hoffschneider’s Cancer Story

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Diane Scott’s Cancer Story

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Cancer….Look OUT!

A group of nearly 40 members of the 2017 Cattlemen’s Ball members convoyed to Omaha in great anticipation of seeing the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center that will open clinically in the summer of 2017. The new center is designed to shape cancer care, research and education all under one roof.  It is no secret that I lost my Dad to Pancreatic cancer.  Having all of the patient needs under one roof would have been life changing for my Dad.  Dr. Cowan shared with the group several of the goals and desires of the all-inclusive, state of the art center.   Dr. Cowan remarked as he shared the one entrance to the building where doctors, researchers, patients and family all enter, was designed, for example to touch researchers to be immediate and aggressive in their pursuit of a cure due to them mingling hand in hand with patients and families daily, they witness and see firsthand the struggles and carnage cancer leaves.  All stakeholders are intimately involved with patient ... More

2017 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Ball Granted First Tour of Buffett Cancer Center

Stakeholders of the 2017 Nebraska Cattlemen's Ball will be honored with a tour of the new Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, NE. Stakeholders will arrive at the Buffett Cancer Center on Thursday, the 29th of September. Kenneth H. Cowan, MD, PhD, will present to the group from 11:00 to 2:30 pm.  The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center project is designed to shape cancer care, research and education in Nebraska, the region and the world. The Buffett Cancer Center (formerly known as the Eppley Cancer Center) received its National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designation in 1983, and is the only one in Nebraska to earn such distinction.  It is also one of 14 founding members of the alliance of leading cancer centers known as the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). In 2013 ground was broken on a new cancer center complex on the UNMC main campus, with an estimated completion date of 2017.  Please visit buffettcancercenter.com for more informatio... More

My Cancer Story

"There are a lot of uncertainties in life while undergoing cancer treatment. One thing I can always count on are my caring and compassionate health care providers." "Due to hereditary cancer my grandchildren are at a higher risk of developing cancer themselves. That's a legacy no one wants to leave. Cancer research is important to me!" More