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Community shows support for former law enforcement officer battling breast cancer

"Just a huge thank you to everybody, whether they donated or just said a prayer."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In an effort to help Cass County Reserve Deputy and former law enforcement officer Kerri Gortmaker fight breast cancer, the community is hosting a benefit at the El Zagal Shrine. “She was diagnosed back in July with triple negative breast cancer. She is undergoing treatment right now and going to be having surgery very soon so…

Benefit for Rick’s Bar Bartender

A local business is helping out their fellow coworker by hosting a benefit in their honor

FARGO, ND (KVRR) — Rick’s Bar hosted a silent auction and Jam Band in partnership with Lend A Hand Up for one of their bartenders Mark Hagen. Mark, who is also known as “Box”, just had triple arterial bypass surgery and will be out of work for some time. The free food offering and auction will help Mark with expenses….

Benefit helps support woman in cancer fight

Funds will be boosted by Lend A Hand Up.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A taco bar benefit is helping raise funds for a woman diagnosed with melanoma. Family and friends of Carissa Sjolie are hosting the walking taco bar, silent auction and raffle after Sjolie’s diagnosis showed the cancer had spread to her liver, lungs, spleen and brain. The benefit is being held until 10 o’clock tonight at…

Fitness coach helps pull fundraiser together for single mom with breast cancer

"I don't know half the people that are donating so it is so crazy to me that they are just showing so much support."

FARGO, N.D. — During trying times, one community member is reminding people all about the season of giving with a benefit that will help cover costs for a single mom who’s going through a tough medical diagnosis. “She’s been through a lot of what people would consider hardships and just come out on top every time and such a strong…

“Thankful for” plaques help benefit United Way

Local company partners up with non-profit for a way to give back to those in need.

FARGO, N.D. – Office Sign Company is creating unique “Thankful For” plaques with part of the proceeds benefiting the United Way of Cass-Clay. These decorative plaques are completely customizable with photo and text to show who or what you are thankful for. The non-profit organization strives to put an end to homelessness for children and families throughout the valley. Each…

ND E-Waste Company hosts event for Homeward Animal Shelter

One North Dakota man helped contribute a $100 donation by recycling a total of 20 computers.

FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota E-Waste company holds “Computers for a Cause” an electronic recycling event helping benefit a local animal shelter. The North Dakota E-Waste recycling event took place just outside of the Ramada and O’Clevy’s parking lot on 13th avenue. North Dakota E-Waste said for every computer donated, a $5 donation would help benefit the Homeward Animal…

Community Comes Together for Tanya Anderson Benefit

The Hawley woman is battling cancer and Acute Liver Failure

FARGO, N.D. — People from across the metro came together at the El Zagal Shrine in Fargo in honor of a Hawley woman battling cancer. Tanya Anderson, wife of 101.9 JACK FM radio personality “Scotch” Anderson, was diagnosed in July. She then had a rare side effect to the chemotherapy that has put her in Acute Liver Failure. To help…

Benefit supporting Landen Lizakowski draws hundreds

Landen, a Davis High School student, was diagnosed with stage 3 Lymphoma in November

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds from across the metro gather at the El Zagal Shrine in Fargo in honor of a high school hockey player battling Lymphoma. Landen Lizakowski of Fargo was diagnosed with stage three cancer back in November. He is currently undergoing the final round of five chemotherapy cycles he’s had to take part in. A benefit including a…

ND Mom fights cancer diagnosed while she was pregnant

Doctors found a softball sized tumor in Meredith's small intestine.

HARWOOD, N.D. — Merideth Sorenson was on her way through pregnancy with her husband Troy for third child, about 19 weeks into the pregnancy something happened. “I was having some pains in my stomach and they did some tests on me,” Sorenson said. Doctors found a softball sized tumor in Merideth’s small intestine. She was still able to give birth…