Coach Vince Lombardi is known as a maker of champions. He led the Green Bay Packers to five National Football League championships and touched countless lives. On September 3, 1970, Coach Lombardi lost his most victorious battle when he died of colon cancer at the age of 57.
Vince Lombardi's death started a process that has changed the lives of thousands of cancer survivors and the lives of those who still face the fight...
In 1971, the first annual Vince Lombardi Memorial Golf Classic was held in Wisconsin with the support of Mrs. Marie Lombardi, members of North Hills Country Club and other civic-minded individuals. The event’s purpose was to raise money for cancer research and education in memory of Coach Lombardi.
Today, the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation (formerly known as Vince Lombardi Charitable Funds) has raised over $18 million to support leading-edge cancer research and advancements in care at Aurora Health Care’s Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinics and Aurora Cancer Care comprehensive cancer clinics across eastern Wisconsin.