Fundraiser event will aid Bellin’s Cancer patients

11/12/2008

GREEN BAY — Jerry Lintz’s cancer diagnosis is inspiring his Northeast Wisconsin Technical College students to take action by assisting cancer patients and their families.

NWTC’s Marketing Management students will host Bid for the Cure: Providing Power, Strength, and Hope, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Rock Garden Windsor Ballroom, 1951 Bond St., Green Bay.

The event will honor Lintz, a long-time hotelier, co-founder of the Green Bay Area Lodging Association, and hotel and restaurant instructor at NWTC. When Lintz took a medical leave from NWTC to undergo cancer treatment this fall, his students decided to honor him by organizing an event to support the needs of cancer patients and their families, and selected The Cancer Team at Bellin Health as the beneficiary.

Speakers at the dinner event include Jerry’s brother Cal Lintz, who will speak about colon cancer from a patient perspective, Dr. Kelly Lynch, medical director of medical oncology at The Cancer Team, and Dr. Douglas Gold, radiation oncologist from The Cancer Team who will speak about the latest in cancer treatments.

Guests will also enjoy a silent auction, raffle and other activities. Tickets are $25 each and should be purchased in advance by contacting Nancy Colden at (920) 498-5718.

The Cancer Team is a 32,000-square-foot facility located at Bellin’s Ashwaubenon campus (corner of Commanche Ave. and Clive St.). It opened in 2008. The state-of-the-art facility eliminates the need for area patients to travel to university hospitals or larger cities in order to receive high-quality cancer care in one facility. It has expanded cancer treatments and technology currently provided to patients in Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.