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Thursday, August 1, 2013 unty News www. tricountynews, mn ............. = ............ III IIr,,lll I Community I Fairhaven Lions new officers and member awards ident Shirley Fischer and Lynda Mertens, tail twister Dewey Schus- ter, Lion tamer Keith Fischer. Lions Clubs are dedicated to serving their communities. If you would like to be a part of the largest branch of service organizations in the world, talk to a Lion member - we'd love to have you join us. Our meetings are the first Thursday of every month at various locations, in the summer we have potluck at the Fairhaven Park. The Fairhaven Lions recently installed their new officers and board members for the 2013- 2014 Year. District governor-elect Donna Landwher and her hus- band past district governor Bill Landwehr did the Order of Instal- lation of New Officers for the fol- lowing members: president Sherry Menson, secretary Judy Dahl, treasurer Steve Menson, 1st VP JP Dahle, 2nd VP Gaff Wake, 3rd VP Mark Schindele, board members: Alice Borchert and Ruth Schus- ter, membership board past pres- I I Page 7 President Sherry Menson President Sherry Menson presented Lions past secretary presented Wally Borchert the Pare Matthiesen the "Lion of the "Melvin Jones" award. Year" award. LIKE US ON facebook Casting for a Cure reaches for $100,000 At fifth annual event Benefiting Greater Minnesota Cancer Resources As they plan for their fifth annual event, the Casting for a Cure team of volunteers and event coordinators set their sights on "Catching The Big One" in 2013. With a 2013 goal of raising $30,000 in donations, Casting for a Cure- the fundraising event for Greater MN Fight For a Cure - will achieve their goal to donate over $100,000 since its inception in 2009. Through the efforts of community members and Greater Minnesota businesses, Casting for a Cure has donated $70,000 over the past four years. It is in thanks to all of the generous community support and volunteer efforts that Greater MN Fight for a Cure has donated funds to the following cancer resources over the past four years: The Coborn Cancer Center, Colon Can- cer Screening, Enhancement Pro- grams, Family Grants, the Gorecki Guest House, Hospice care, Quiet Oaks Hospice, Survivorship/Car- ing Conversations, Case Coordi- nators and Prayer Blankets. To transfer the energy that has been absorbed by grief into an energy that can improve our community and the lives of those affected by cancer is a healing experience; this is the vision of Greater MN Fight for a Cure and the Casting for a Cure event vol- unteers and coordinators. We believe there are other people that have experienced cancer and the impact it can have on a patient and their family. The Karasch family, who ini- tially started Greater MN Fight for a Cure, is inspired by their Mother, Sandy Karasch, whom they lost in November 2008 to Multiple Myeloma. At the age of 56, their Mom endured a bone marrow transplant and a painful and exhausting year of battling the disease. Through Sandy's can- cer journey, and the family's expe- rience with cancer, they came to appreciate the intensity in which cancer impacts a family and the immense challenge imposed on the doctors, nurses, and medi- cal staff that treat cancer patients and their families. The diligent research, resources and support available for those impacted by cancer deeply influence the over- all experience for a cancer patient and their family. It is for this rea- son, and the Karasch family's personal experiences with can- cer, that they have started Greater Minnesota Fight for a Cure. "Cancer is a disease that affects the entire family," said Marc Vail- lancourt, Development Officer for the CentraCare Health Foun- dation. "Generous gifts, like the one we received from the Casting For a Cure event, ensures that the Coborn Cancer Center staff can continue to provide the best pos- sible patient- and family-centered care. It also allows us to provide valuable resources to survivors and their families as they receive care." Cancer is real and it is vast, and all of us have been affected in some way; either through associ- ates and loved ones, or personally. The Karasch family, along with a group of dedicated committee members and volunteers, many of whom have also been affected by cancer, work hard to involve the community and raise funds for cancer awareness, prevention and resources in Greater Minnesota. We invite you to transfer your experiences into positive energy towards cancer awareness, pre- vention and resources for Greater Minnesota. To make a donation of any amount, please visit www. To find out more on how to get involved with Greater MN Fight for a Cure and Casting for a Cure, contact info@ Event details The Casting for a Cure Fish-A- Thon, Awards Ceremony & Cel- ebration of Hope is a local event created to bring community together around a favorite Min- nesota past-time of fishing while raising money for Greater Minne- sota cancer awareness, prevention and resources. We have a common goal of supporting and bringing hope and healing to those individ- uals and families affected by can- cer. Anglers of any age can begin fishing on Friday, Aug. 23, and Saturday, Aug. 24, on any body of water in Minnesota to participate in the 5th Annual Catch-Photo- Release Fish-A-Thon. Anglers, families, and community mem- bers alike then meet at the Blue Line Sports Bar in Sartell start- ing at 2 p.m. to turn in the fish logs with digital pictures and join in the day's festivities. Even if you don't fish, families can have fun in the outdoor activity area, enjoy the large silent auction and reg- ister for hourly door prizes. This year will boast even more fun and family friendly outdoor activities including Party Time Inflatables, casting contest, crafts, games and hourly door prizes. The evening of the Awards Ceremony and Cele- bration of Hope is open to the pub- lic and free to attend. See event pictures and learn more at, or cure, and follow us on twitter at www.twitter.corn/castingforacure. In back row, left to right are past district governor Bill Landwehr, president Sherry Menson, treasurer Steve Menson, third vice president Mark Schindele, membership board Lynda Mertens, tail twister Dewey Schuster, and Lion tamer Keith Fischer. In front row are district governor-elect Donna Landwehr, secretary Judy Dahle, second vice Gail Wake, board of directors Alice Borchert and Ruth Schuster, and membership board past president Shirley Fischer. Submitted photos. President Sherry Menson presented past president Shirley Fischer the "Past President" Award. I .00L.1L00r 1 I At your site or at our secure auction facility I LET OVa YExnOF AuCtION F.XeF.atECV. wom rOa YOU, I Sat., Aug. 17 @ 9 a.m. Start CHI CARE WATKINS Chiropractic Clinic