At the Mauti Cancer Fund, we believe this battle should never be fought alone. Since 1981, we have been leading the fight against cancer in our community by providing education, prevention, and early detection resources across Louisiana.
Because the Mauti Cancer Fund operates entirely on a volunteer basis, all funds raised stay right here at home. By partnering with volunteers dedicated to fighting cancer, we minimize administrative costs and maximize our impact.
A recap of where we’ve been, and where we’re going.
In 1979, the second year of what was to be an eight-year NFL career with the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins, we started the first annual Rich Mauti Scramble Against Cancer Golf Tournament. All of the money raised was given to the American Cancer Society. The net result the first year was more than $10,000.
This program continued throughout my entire NFL career. In 1980, Shell Oil Company joined forces with 100 local Shell gas station dealers donating 25 cents per quart of oil sold and one cent per gallon of gasoline sold during the month of October. The result was almost $18,000 to the American Cancer Society.
In 1981, the Rich Mauti Cancer Fund was created, a voluntary, 501 c 3 non-profit organization designed to raise money for cancer research, education and screenings. All funds are utilized in the State of Louisiana; the state with some of the highest incident rates in the nation for several major types of cancer. This was created to assure that all funds raised would remain local.
After 26 years the annual Rich Mauti Scramble Against Cancer Golf Tournament had its final event on May 20th, 2005.
Our main fundraising event is now The Mauti Tennis Classic which is held on the second week of every April at Stone Creek Club & Spa in Covington, Louisiana. Other sources of revenue are generated from corporate, individual, and memorial donations.
In the last decade, Mauti Cancer Fund has made an incredible impact on the local cancer community.
When you partner with Mauti Cancer Fund, you can be confident that 100% of your financial gift is directly helping us educate, detect, and prevent cancer in Louisiana.