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4 PAGE 22 Thursday, November 21, 2013 ]nnllnnnllllln II1[ II , CP releases 2013 Holiday Train schedule File photo from last year's CP Rail Holiday Train stop in Eden Valley. This year, the train will stop in Annandale at around 7:30 p.m., Kimball at around 9 p.m. and will pass through Eden Valley at around 10:30. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. Pick up a copy nearby: Watkins Jack's ofWatkins Stein's Thriftway Foods Eden Valley Mike's Standard Valley Meat & Grocery South Haven South Haven Sports (Tesoro) Kimball Casey's General Store Gohmann's Foods Knaus Sausage House Tri-County News Or subscribe and have it delivered to your mailbox, ..... , www.tricountynews.mn :i .-. Y ..... Landmark 15th year of helping to feed local communities The CP Rail Holiday Train will pass through our area and stop Sunday night, Dec. 15. Approxi- mate times of stops: 6 p.m. Buf- falo, 7:30 p.m. Annandale, 9 p.m. Kimball. No stop is planned for Eden Valley this year, but will pass through town around 10:30 p.m. The schedule, available on CP's website at www.cpr.ca, and on CP's Facebook page, outlines plans for the "train of lights" to partner with communities in raising food and money for local food banks. The 2013 CP Holiday Train program launches Monday, Nov. 25, in Kahnawake, Quebec, for- mally kicking off the three-week journey of two brightly deco- rated trains across Canada and the United States with its first U.S stop in Scranton, Pa. The Canadian train will wrap up its journey Dec. 16, in Port Coquitlam, British Colurribia, while the U.S. train will journey across the U.S. Northeast and Mid- west before its final show Dec. 19, in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Since the Holiday Train pro- gram first launched in 1999, it has raised $7.4 million and 3 million pounds of food for local communities. Musicians traveling aboard the trains will play more than 150 free concerts from their boxcar stage. CP asks that attendees bring a non-perishable food or cash donation, and all donations stay with the food shelf in the com- munity where they're donated. Items like infant formula, canned meats, and spaghetti sauce are in particular demand for the mil- lions of North American's who turn to food banks each month. Each Holiday Train consists of 14 brightly decorated railcars, including a modified boxcar that has been turned into a travel- ing stage for performers. For the 15th year, CP's elves have updated the thousands of LED lights that adorn the sides of both trains with new holiday designs. Isaac's Foundation donates $40,000 to the U of M Since the Foundation began plans to:' in January of 2008, more than $185,000 has been raised to spon- sor an Endowment Chair with the University of Minnesota, Isaac's HOPE Fund for Curing Childhood Cancer. Isaac's Foundation has reached a level of support with the U of M where our research dollars have been distributed upon much needed programs overseen by our Medical Advisory Committee, Pediatric Hematolo- gist Oncologist Drs. Joseph Neglia and Brenda Weigel. Last year, the U of M made progress in many priority areas in pediatric cancer research and Isaac's Foundation is a valued partner in this work. We'd like to highlight two areas in particular that the University of Minnesota has made significant strides. Development of new therapies for brain tumors Opening of 1311-MIBG therapy at University of Minnesota In the next year, with the con- tinued support of Isaac's HOPE Fund the University of Minnesota Add a new faculty member to their division whose research is focused on developing new thera- pies for childhood leukemia; Continue development of new agents for brain tumors by part- nering with researchers across the Academic Health Center; Concentrate their research efforts around a bone tumor often diagnosed in adolescence, osteosarcoma; And support ongoing quality oflife research in their childhood cancer survivor clinic, which will help them understand the long- term side effects of treatments for childhood cancers. Childhood Cancer is the #1 Disease Killer of America's Chil- dren and yet remains under- funded. Your donation will make a difference in the life of a child who has been affected by child- hood cancer. Everyone from Isaac's Foundation would like to thank our communities for your continued belief in our mission, Thank you! Our seventh annual chili feed will be March 29, 2014, at Elmerz Restaurant and Event Centre in Sauk Centre where we will con- tinue to raise money to support childhood cancer research, all are welcome! Details will be posted after the holidays at: www.isaacs foundation.org. Check out our website for Santa Letters and Silpada Designs Jewelry Fundraisers going on now to support Isaac's Foundation. Be sure to watch for our sev- enth annual HOPE Run which will be held July 19, 2014. Each year we honor new persons that have been sidelined by childhood cancer (anyone, child or adult that has been at one time affected by a childhood cancer diagno- ses). Whether these persons are in treatment, have no evidence of disease (NED), are cancer free or have passed away, we encour- age you to rally your family and friends together and join us as we celebrate our honored guests and their journeys with cancer. Please contact us if you have a loved one you'd like to honor. B Give someone a taste of home, a weekly dose of hometown news. It's a gift that keeps on giving, week after week, all year long. Use the order form on page 21. Or just give us a call. We can send a gift card in your name. Send a gift subscription to an active military service person on us, FOR FREE! (320) 398-5000 or (320) 453-6397 70 S. Main St. PO Box 220, Kimball MN 55353 www.tricountynews.MN Isaac's Foundation committee consists of, from left, Sandy Niehoff, Deb Essler, Jessica Wenker- treasurer, Linda Lieser- founder/executive director, Mary Hemmesch - secretary, Chrystal Sand - president, Kayla Dickhoff- steering committee chair member. Not present are Kim Buntjer- vice president, Jen Bailey, Joni Prow, and Jodi Zeimetz - steering committee chair members; along with many other volunteers. Submitted photo. www.tricou ntynews. M N