The Ozarks Cancer Crusade Gatsby Gala was a lovely evening held at the
West Plains Civic Center on Saturday, Nov. 9. The event featured heartwarming
guest speakers including Dr. Morgan, our favorite Oncologist, Denny and
Leona Losurdo – both patients and caregivers who use Ozarks Medical
Center (OMC) as their home hospital, and Dianne Richardson who gave a
phenomenal account of how well the OMC Cancer Treatment Center cares for
Guests danced the night away, were fabulously entertained by Caduceus –
The Doctors Band who took us through decades of music recognizable by
all and dined on a lovely dinner served by Colton’s Steak House
During the event, it was announced that Corn-Fed Rascal restaurant in Alton
was the biggest supporter of gold links which were purchased by the community
in honor and remembering cancer patients. The restaurant, alone, sold
over $1,236.00 of these $1 links to remember our neighbors affected by
cancer are truly important to us all.
All of the contributions from both the Gatsby Gala and link sales will
go directly to the OMC Foundation Cancer Crusade Fund which benefits oncology
patients treated at OMC who need financial assistance during their treatments.
The Ozarks Medical Center Foundation, established in 1998 as a not-for-profit
501(c)(3) with a local board of directors, serves as a liaison between
the donor and OMC to assist the hospital in providing excellent healthcare
to the communities it serves. For more information or to make a gift to
the OMC Foundation at any time of the year, please call 417-853-5200.
Pictured from left to right: Eric Gibson, Cancer Crusade Committee member;
Sarah Johnson, Donor Relations Coordinator, OMC Foundation; Alexandra
Malisheski, R.N., Manager, Oncology Services, OMC; Rick Henson, Tessa
Henson, Co-owners, Corn-Fed Rascal Restaurant; Dianne Richardson, Brittany
Smith, Cancer Crusade Committee member; Jason Rieck, Cancer Crusade Committee
member; Carol Silvey, Vice President of Advancement, OMC Foundation.