Staff members from Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange recently presented a check for $25,000 for the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. The donation included the proceeds from the annual Miller’s Charity Classic held this past September at the Trophy Club in Lebanon, hosted by Miller’s Health Systems and Miller’s facilities around the state. Since its inception, the Charity Classic, now in its 15th year, has raised well over $200,000.
The event supports cancer research through the Robert Wallace Miller Chair in Oncology at the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. The “Robbie Chair,” as it has become known, was established in 1995 by Dick and Jane Miller in memory of their son, and is crucial in recruiting a nationally recognized cancer researcher to be named as holder of the chair. Under this individual’s leadership, significant time and resources are devoted to this important area of study, offering hope to those stricken with cancer.
In addition to the annual Charity Classic, a variety of events are held throughout the year by Miller’s employees around the state, supporting causes such as the American Red Cross, Alzheimer’s Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes and the American Heart Association. Locally, Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange will host a blood drive on March 17 in support of the American Red Cross.
Planning for the 15th Annual Miller’s Charity Classic, scheduled for September 18, 2014, is currently underway. For more information about the Golf Classic or other Miller’s events, contact Dave Schoenefeld at 260-463-2172 or e-mail lagrangeadm @millersmerrymanor.com.