Friday, July 10, 2009

Partners for Life Celebration

Last night, Patty and I attended an event at the Minnesota Masonic Home celebrating the successful conclusion of the Masonic Charities/Cancer Center Fund Campaign for Life campaign. The campaign goal of $10 million dollars has been reached to finance the construction of a new Cancer Center Pavilion on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

This contribution, together with the pledge of $65 million over the next 15 years and the approximately $25 million that has been given over the past 50+ years puts Minnesota Masons in the proud position of claiming partnership with the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota in the fight against this dread disease.

I have commented often that I dream of the time when my grandsons are my age and they can reminisce about how concerned their parents and grandparents were about cancer, and how proud they are that their Grandpa and their Dads were Masons and part of the effort that wiped that disease from the face of the earth.

Dreams can come true, especially if they are placed in the hands of dedicated, talented and skilled doctors and researchers. People like those at the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota.