Dave Boekholder's father, Bob, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 1998. Dave spent a lot of time taking him to treatments, some experimental.
"I asked him why are you doing this because we won't get the results we want, and he said I'm doing this so someday somebody won't have to do this," said Dave Boekholder.
Bob passed away in March 1999. While meeting with a high school friend, who'd also lost a family member to cancer, Dave and Aaron Huberty decided to do something. They started The Someday Foundation to provide money and other resources directly to families impacted by a medical crisis.
"So what we strive to do is take a little pressure off their plate, that's why we go directly to them. We've done gas cards, we actually bought a car for a lady. We helped a young man from Cedar Rapids get his prosthetic leg," said Boekholder.
The foundation's largest fundraiser is a golf outing each June. This year's outing at Timberline Golf Course in Peosta hosted 144 golfers.
In 11 years, The Someday Foundation has distributed more than $145,000 to 313 families.
"People do care. And sometimes people are afraid to ask for help," he said.
Dave Boekholder hopes the someday foundation's donations can take away some of the stress associated with medical visits.
"I always tell people, I'm happy to assist you, and when you're up to it and feeling better, pay it forward," said Dave Boekholder.
The annual golf outing will continue as long as there are families in need.
"You never know, someday, it could be you," said Boekholder.
For more information on The Someday Foundation, click here.
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