Published on December 10, 2019

OMC Foundation’s Ozarks Cancer Crusade Raises funds for local cancer patients

The Ozarks Cancer Crusade Gatsby Gala was held at the West Plains Civic Center on Saturday, Nov. 9.  The event featured guest speakers including Dr. Morgan, Denny and Leona Losurdo – both patients and caregivers who use Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) as their home hospital, and Dianne Richardson who gave an account of how the OMC Cancer Treatment Center cares for its people. 

Guests danced the night away, entertained by Caduceus – The Doctors Band who took guests through decades of music recognizable by all and dined on a dinner served by Colton’s Steak House & Grill.  

During the event, it was announced that Corn-Fed Rascal restaurant in Alton was the biggest supporter of gold links which were purchased by the community in honor and remembering cancer patients.  The restaurant, alone, sold over $1,236.00 of these $1 links to support community members affected by cancer.

All of the contributions from both the Gatsby Gala and link sales will go directly to the OMC Foundation Cancer Crusade Fund which benefits oncology patients treated at OMC who need financial assistance during their treatments. 

The Ozarks Medical Center Foundation, established in 1998 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with a local board of directors, serves as a liaison between the donor and OMC to assist the hospital in providing excellent healthcare to the communities it serves.  For more information or to make a gift to the OMC Foundation at any time of the year, please call 417-853-5200.

Attendees of the 2019 Cancer Crusade

Pictured from left to right: Eric Gibson, Cancer Crusade Committee member; Sarah Johnson, Donor Relations Coordinator, OMC Foundation; Alexandra Malisheski, R.N., Manager, Oncology Services, OMC; Rick Henson, Tessa Henson, Co-owners, Corn-Fed Rascal Restaurant; Dianne Richardson,  Brittany Smith, Cancer Crusade Committee member; Jason Rieck, Cancer Crusade Committee member; Carol Silvey, Vice President of Advancement, OMC Foundation.

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