OMRF raised $670,000 at a pair of events on Sunday and Monday. Proceeds from the events will support medical research projects at the Oklahoma City nonprofit.
The foundation’s annual “241” events—two events for one great cause—consisted of a wine festival and concert by nine-time Grammy Award-winning band Asleep at the Wheel at OMRF on Sunday. The fundraiser was capped off with a golf tournament on Monday at Oak Tree National in Edmond.
This was OMRF’s eighth year to hold the benefit, which has raised $5.2 million since 2012.
Funds raised this year will be used for research areas where the need is greatest and for promising projects that need additional funding. In the past, event proceeds have gone to support research in cancer, multiple sclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
“Our scientists work on a wide range of disease areas, and funds raised at events like 241 are crucial to our research efforts,” said OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D. “These resources are essential, and we are grateful to those who’ve chosen to support our 241 events. These gifts are making a difference that will benefit the health of generations to come.”
Honorary co-chairs for this year’s events were Kim and David Rainbolt. Leslie and Cliff Hudson served as sponsorship co-chairs.
Lead event sponsors included The Chickasaw Nation, American Fidelity/InvesTrust, Virginia and John Groendyke, Dr. William D. Hawley, Leslie and Cliff Hudson, Presbyterian Health Foundation, Susan and Stephen Prescott, H.A., Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust, Clearwater Enterprises, LLC., Devon Energy Corporation, Hardesty Family Foundation, Tim Headington, Gene Rainbolt, Tyler Media, and Wilshire Charitable Foundation/Andria and Paul Heafy.