Waspy's support new cancer center

posted 12/16/2019 in News by St. Anthony Hospital

Recognizing the overwhelming need for a cancer center with state of the art technology, the owners and family of Waspy’s Truck Stops in Audubon and Templeton recently pledged their support to the new St. Anthony Regional Cancer Center. The Handlos family gathered for a photo at the Audubon Waspy’s location to present their gift of $100,000.

“We donated to the Cancer Center because Doris is a canc...er survivor,” said Lawrence ‘Waspy’ Handlos. “Like many others, we've had friends and family survive cancer. And we've also had several friends and family who lost their battle with cancer. Donating to a highly respected cancer center like the one being built at St. Anthony will benefit so many cancer patients and their families in central and southwest Iowa because of its location in Carroll, versus having to travel hundreds of miles to Omaha, Des Moines or even further for treatment."

Shown in the photo from left to right are Ed Smith, St. Anthony President and CEO, Brian Handlos, Lawrence (Waspy) and Doris Handlos, Beth Handlos Wahlert, Pat Handlos and Trish Roberts, St. Anthony Development Director. Not pictured is Tim Wahlert.