Calf for a Cure

Calf-For-A-Cure Program Helps Researchers “Whip Cancer”

The “Calf-For-A-Cure” program invites and encourages any and all Nebraskans, regardless of their involvement in the beef industry, to take part in fundraising efforts exclusively supporting cancer research.

A donation of $1,000, along with that of other donors will buy a pen(s) of feeder cattle approximately October 1, 2017. (The “Calf-For-A Cure” program goal is to purchase 300 head.) The cattle will be placed on feed at Roode’s Feedlot in Fairbury, Ne. (Dustin Rippe) or with Duensing’s Feedlot (Trey & Tobe Duensing) in Byron, Ne. Feed costs and yardage will be reduced by or fully paid by other donations of cash, grain, and distillers from other commercial supporters. This will allow for the full value of the finished animals by April 2018 to be contributed to the 2018 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska. Because the group values the investments being made in this program, the cattle will be price-protected and insured. All donors will be recognized in the official Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska program and will receive a special lanyard to wear during the 2018 Ball event.

2018 host, Randy Hergott, reminds everyone, “It’s for a good cause. We all have people affected by cancer and we want to raise as much money as possible for cancer research.”
Ninety percent of funds raised are given to the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The remaining 10% are returned to local community health organizations.

“It all stays in Nebraska,” said 2018 co-host Rob Marsh about funds raised through the event. “I’m proud of that.”

For more information and to make a donation, you may contact any of the following:
Gregg Wiedel 402-768-8919
Dick Walsh 402-768-3395
Tim Else 402-469-6911
Bob Engle 402-366-7435
Tobe Duensing 402-460-6626