Nebraska Cattlemen's Fall Fundraiser Nets $1.5M

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The University of Nebraska Medical Center says an annual fundraiser for cancer research netted nearly $1.5 million this year, shattering the annual event's previous record.

The 2011 Cattlemen's Ball was held June 3-4 in West Point.

The ball is held each year to feature rural Nebraska, promote beef in a healthy diet and raise money for medical research. Ninety percent of the funds raised go toward cancer research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Eppley Cancer Center.

The rest of the money goes to local health and wellness programs.

Last year, just more than $1 million was raised by the 2010 event in Kearney. Since its inception, the Cattlemen's Ball has raised more than $6.29 million.

The 2012 ball is scheduled for June 1-2 at McCool Junction.

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