Alto-Shaam, a foodservice equipment manufacturer, is donating $135,000 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Wisconsin chapter following its 9th annual Jerry Maahs Memorial Golf Outing, which was held on Saturday 12 August 2017 at the Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex, Wisconsin, US.
Each year, the event brings together employees and partners to memorialize Alto-Shaam founder Jerry Maahs, who passed away from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2006. The company started the annual golf outing to support the search for a cure for this blood cancer.
Alto-Shaam’s donation supports a research grant honoring Jerry Maahs. The grant supports a portfolio of research dedicated to advancing treatments for the disease.
“The success of this event says a lot about Alto-Shaam, the employees, the corporate leadership, its vendors and business partners and the man who Jerry Maahs was,” says Karen Ropel, development director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Wisconsin chapter. “This contribution is supporting a team of researchers committed to curing blood cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”
Since the event began, Alto-Shaam has raised more than $620,000 for cancer research. Each golf outing includes a dollar-for-dollar corporate match for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Jerry Maahs Memorial Golf Outing remains the largest third-party fundraiser in the state of Wisconsin.
“Our family takes pride in following Jerry’s steps and it’s an honor to know how Jerry’s legacy for innovation continues by funding these researchers,” says Steve Maahs, Alto-Shaam’s chief operating officer and president – and Jerry’s son. “It’s been fulfilling to support a team dedicated to curing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”
To learn more about Alto-Shaam, visit www.alto-shaam.com.
About Alto-Shaam, Inc.
Alto-Shaam’s corporate headquarters, worldwide manufacturing facility, Culinary Institute and Technical Institute are based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. For more than 60 years, Alto-Shaam has been a recognized leader and innovator in the global commercial foodservice equipment industry. With a core business in primary cooking equipment, Alto-Shaam offers an expanded product portfolio that includes award-winning Combitherm® ovens, Vector™ Multi-Cook ovens, Halo Heat® Cook & Hold ovens, Cook & Hold smoker ovens, heated holding technologies, heated display and merchandising solutions, QuickChiller™ rapid chill units, rotisserie ovens, convection ovens, and drop-in hot and cold wells. Alto-Shaam is also the industry leader in providing integrated food production systems for cook/chill, banqueting and rethermalization applications.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (R) (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.