Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Aaron Rodgers hosting charity event May 17 in Milwaukee

Aaron Rodgers is hosting a fundraising event for the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) on Monday evening, May 17th, at Mo's-A Place for Steak in Milwaukee. The event will run from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

According to the official press release about the event, "Space is limited and tickets are selling well, so please don’t delay. We don’t want you to be disappointed. Please contact the MACC Fund at 414-456-5830 to purchase tickets. The tickets are $200 each and include food stations, an open bar, tax, gratuity and a generous donation to the MACC Fund. The MACC Fund has reasonably estimated the goods and services received by a contributor to this event to be $100 and therefore $100 per purchased ticket is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution to the full extent allowed by law." It is also noted that "all guests must be at least 21 years of age. Photography, video or audio recording will not be allowed."

The release continues, "Proceeds of the 'Evening With Aaron Rodgers' will help the MACC Fund continue to support pediatric cancer and blood-disorder research in Wisconsin like it has since 1976. The $36 million which the MACC Fund has donated to research over 33 years impacts research here and across the nation as seen by increased cure rates for childhood cancer rising from 20% to 80%. The MACC Fund supports cutting edge research in the 6-story MACC Fund Research Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin, in the 14,000 square foot MACC Fund Childhood Cancer Research Wing of the University of Wisconsin’s Carbone Cancer Center and in the MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin."

So, if you are in the Milwaukee area and can make it, this would be a great event and cause to support. Obviously, by committing his name and time to this event, Rodgers also thinks so.

If you want to hear Rodgers talk a bit about this event, as well as some of his thoughts about last season, the playoffs, and what's coming up this season, you can hear his on-air interview from this evening with 620wtmj radio's Bill Michaels by clicking here. Note that the podcast will open in a separate window.