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Fundraising event for cancer research will be held June 6-7.

April 21, 2014

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The 2014 Cattlemen's Ball of Nebraska will be in Banner County at the Hoot Owl Ranch. Host families for the event will be Kenny and Misty Stauffer along with the ranch owners Jeff and Kathy May. The theme for the event is "Corral a Cure for Cancer."

The Cattlemen's Ball of Nebraska is an annual event which is held at a different ranch each year to increase cancer awareness and as a fundraiser for cancer research. The goal for the 2014 event is to raise $2.5 million for cancer research and local medical causes, says Kenny Stauffer.


Ninety percent the proceeds will go to the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The remaining 10% is earmarked toward regional medical organizations in the southern Panhandle.

"Through world-class research and patient care, the Cancer Center generates breakthroughs that benefit people across the nation, not just in Nebraska," Stauffer says. Learn more about the facility at:

"In order to reach the goal, it will take support from all corners of Nebraska," he points out.  "Every community can make a difference. The event coordinators are seeking donations, sponsorships and auction items in an effort to help make this goal a reality."

Visit for more details on the event and sponsorship opportunities.

The event is also held to promote beef in a healthy diet and showcase rural Nebraska.

The event is open to the public and will include both silent and live auctions, a style show, golf tournament and art show. Additional events will be a Saturday night dinner followed by the Montgomery Gentry concert. A dance following the concert will be held as well to round out the day's activities.

Tickets are on sale now at or by calling (308) 235-2289.

A Trail Boss ticket for both days of the event is $350. This includes a Trail Boss social on Friday night, private champagne reception and Trail Boss lunch on Saturday, plus preferred seating for the Saturday evening dinner and Montgomery Gentry concert along with special recognition in the program.

A $75 Top Hand ticket provides admission for all events after 11 a.m. on June 7 which includes dinner, Montgomery Gentry concert and dance featuring 5 to Life Band.

Organizers are seeking 600 volunteers for the event. Those interested in assisting can sign up on the website or by email to: [email protected]

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute designated cancer center.

Through world-class research and patient care, UNMC generates breakthroughs that make life better for people throughout Nebraska and beyond. Its education programs train more health professionals than any other institution in the state.

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