MACC Fund celebrates 40th anniversary MACC Open

Posted at 6:22 PM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-06 19:28:13-04

The MACC Fund is celebrating its 40th anniversary of raising money to beat childhood cancer.

The organization's very first fundraiser was the MACC Open. The golf outing is still going strong, 40 years later.

The 2016 MACC Open was held at Tuckaway Country Club in Franklin. More than 150 golfers took part.

"You can give your time and join other people who are out here trying to help, so that's what I'm doing right now. Today is one way of helping," said former NBA player Tony Smith.

The MACC Fund has made significant strides since its inception in 1976.

"The first year we raised $35,000," said co-founder and president Jon McGlocklin. "Now, 40 years later, we have between 75-100 events a year. We have people that write us checks, and we have given $56 million in the fight against childhood cancer."

Fellow co-founder Eddie Doucette said, "I think the biggest thing we have to be thankful for is the people of Wisconsin and Milwaukee. They have supported this thing since day one."

The MACC Fund's goal is to cure childhood cancer. The cure rate has gone from 20% to 80%.

For more information about the MACC Fund click here.