By Mike Tighe
Stephen and Barbara Slaggie have donated $5 million for the expansion of the Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, and the building will be named in honor of the longtime Winona residents and philanthropists. In donating virtually the entire cost of the project, the Slaggies continued their largesse toward the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and dozens of Winona-area facilities and organizations.
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Context: Mayo Clinic has received a gift of $5 million from Mayo Clinic benefactors Stephen and Barbara Slaggie, of Marco Island, Florida, and Winona, Minnesota. This gift will support the renovation and expansion of the Mayo Clinic Health System Cancer Center, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The Slaggies' gift to the cancer center in La Crosse is an extension of the Stephen and Barbara Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
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