WEST BEND — West Bend Mutual Insurance, along with its agents, business partners, friends and associates recently raised more than $1 million for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund.
Donations were raised at a Sept. 22 event hosted at the West Bend Country Club, the Washington County Golf Course and the Washington County Fair Grounds. This year's event raised $1.15 million and marked the eighth time that West Bend Mutual has hosted this biennial event.
"Wow, is the best way to describe what happened on Tuesday, September 22," West Bend Mutual President and CEO Kevin Steiner said.
Steiner, who has helped coordinate the event for the pat 12 years, added that event could not have been so successful without the help from everyone involved, including Mother Nature.
"We had a perfect weather day that set the stage for a record-breaking event," Steiner said. "Our goal was to raise $1 million for the MACC Fund and the fight against childhood cancer. Because of the incredible generosity of our agents, business partners, associates, and friends, we exceeded our goal and donated $1,150,000 to the MACC Fund. This is an unbelievable accomplishment."
MACC Fund President and CEO Becky Pinter said the organizations continued fight against childhood cancer could not be possible without the generosity of others.
“As children throughout the Midwest fight cancer and related blood disorders, it’s generous supporters like West Bend and their equally generous agents, business partners, and associates who help bring hope to these kids and their families,” Pinter
To date, the event has raised more than $3.7 million for the MACC Fund, which Steiner said is an amazing accomplishment for an organization that Wet Bend Mutual values dearly.
“The MACC Fund is very special to West Bend,” he said. "Throughout the past 14 years, our event has grown unbelievably. The money we raise helps doctors, nurses, researchers, and many others find treatments that are more tolerable and safer for children with cancer and blood disorders. And it helps them in their search for a cure."