The funds were raised at Rainbolt’s 90th birthday party, which included a private concert by country music legend Willie Nelson.
The 11th annual Putnam City Cancer Classic will take place on Nov. 3 at Wheeler Park on the Oklahoma River.
This is the 16th time OMRF has received a four-star designation from Charity Navigator.
The grant will help OMRF recruit a pair of new scientists to its aging research program.
The one-time grant will help OMRF scientist Jian Li, Ph.D., with start-up costs for his new lab.
The Eastern Star has now donated a total of $331,058 to OMRF research since 2002.