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Alto-Shaam Hits Fundraising Goal At Jerry Maahs Memorial Golf Outing

Alto-Shaam welcomed more than 170 golfers to the fifth annual Jerry Maahs Memorial Golf Outing on August 10. The charitable event, held at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex, Wis., surpassed previous outings as participants raised a total of $56,000 for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

Alto-Shaam founder Jerry Maahs passed away from lymphoma in 2006. The following year, employees at the Menomonee Falls, Wis., company organized a charity event to help find a cure for this common blood disease. Since then, Alto-Shaam employees and friends have raised a grand total of $123,129 for cancer research.

Jerry’s widow, Marianne, sent gratitude and encouragement via son and company COO Steve Maahs, saying, “What we are trying to do today, on this fifth anniversary, is to raise a total of $50,000 for more research and hopefully save many more lives, so that lymphoma will become the most curable cancer.”

That goal was surpassed, with $28,000 raised at the event thanks to donated raffle prizes, a silent auction and various golfing contests and competitions. With a dollar-for-dollar company match, Alto-Shaam donated an additional $28,000, ultimately surpassing the $50,000 objective.

The donations go toward a research grant for aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that will carry the Jerry Maahs Memorial name.

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