People are Tee'd Off With Cancer

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - 20 teams came out to the Elk's Country Club to tee off against cancer.

All the proceeds from today's golf tournament will be given to the Morrison Cancer Center.

And they'll put it in a special fund that helps local families who are battling cancer.

"They're kind of in crisis mode and they need something to help them out and get them over the hump, so that fund is there and available to help those patients out," said Chandra Muske, an oncology nurse at the Morrison Cancer Center.

A single mother said having those funds available helped her friends be with her from the very beginning.

"There were some friends that were amazing caregivers for me because I didn't have anyone else at home and so those people were able to utilize some of the gas money and some of the meal money to come and help take care of me when I was unable to do that for myself," said Ellen Pennell, a patient at the Morrison Cancer Center.

And one of the Tee'd Off at Cancer coordinators said events like this encourage people to give back.

"That we're helping the community. And that everybody should actually get to do that," said Brandy Archer, a coordinator of the event.

It's not only important to give back. But to do so where you live.

"These are people we see on the street. These are family members, these are family members of people we know. These are people that we see everyday, those are the people you want to help," said Muske.

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