Gavers Foundation Gets $400K from Brain Cancer Settlement

Posted by Aaron J. Freiwald on July 21, 2011

A $400,000 check from a settlement in the McCullom Lake brain cancer lawsuits added to what could be a record year for the Gavers Barndance cancer fundraiser.

The Gavers Community Cancer Foundation received the payment before its Saturday fundraiser at Emricson Park in Woodstock, charity founder and president Steve Gavers said. The charity was named this year to receive 50 percent of the unclaimed funds from the settlement.

Gavers, a cancer survivor, said his board would discuss what to do with the money at an upcoming meeting. The foundation has no paid staff and donates all of its net revenues to cancer programs.

“We’ve got some ideas of what we’re going to do, but we haven’t made a decision yet,” Gavers said.

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