Cancer

Benefit concert planned for Farm Rescue

Nonprofit dedicates their work to helping assist family farm workers

A North Dakota-based nonprofit that focuses on helping injured farm workers is taking the extra step to help even more family farmers, including those affected by COVID-19. Farm Rescue is helping dedicate their time through service work by lending a helping hand to Midwest farm families. “With Farm Rescue we like to say we’re a hand up, not a hand…

West Fargo shop sets up fundraiser for two-year-old girl affected by cancer

2 year old Ashlynn Rai Simon was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma in February.

FARGO, N.D. – A local online shop launches a fundraiser to help a Fargo girl impacted by Cancer. Two-year-old Ashlynn Rai Simon was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma in February. In November, doctors had to remove her eye because it could no longer handle the chemotherapy. Lularoe Lori Steinbrink in West Fargo wanted to help Ashlynn’s family with some of the costs….

Sanford Health announces “Change In 24” fundraiser to help cancer patients

They wanted to find a way to ease some financial stress.

FARGO, N.D. – Change in 24 is a fundraiser for patients at Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo. Change In 24 started in 2016 for cancer patients and their families coming from outside the metro. They wanted to find a way to ease some financial stress. The money raised will go towards helping with transportation, accommodation, and other treatment…

7-year-old celebrates being cancer free at Roger Maris Cancer Center

Tommy Calder was diagnosed with leukemia in February of 2018. After nearly three years of treatment, the Warren, Minnesota native is cancer free.

FARGO, N.D. –February 18th, 2018 was the day Robert Calder and Tina Flier heard every parent’s worst nightmare. “It felt like a big punch in the stomach,” said Calder. Their son Tommy was diagnosed with Leukemia. Since that day, the family has made the two-hour trip from their home in Warren, Minnesota to the Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo…

Dilworth woman celebrates her 77th birthday in a socially distanced way

Marvelous mom gets surprise birthday parade

DILWORTH, Minn. – Shawn Erickson decided to do things a little differently this year. For her mom’s birthday, she surprised her with a different kind of party. “So, today is my mom’s birthday. She turns 77 and it’s been a really difficult year for her she has a cancer diagnosis and she’s fairly isolated and, so, just to make it…

Artist creates Downtown Fargo mural for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The goal of the campaign is to raise $30,000 dollars.

FARGO, N.D. – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  The Real Men Wear Pink of Fargo-Moorhead is teaming up with a local artist to raise awareness. Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancers there is according to the American Cancer Society. Yet, misconceptions surrounding the disease still follow. Especially when it comes to the role…

Frazee Girl To Hold Fundraiser To Support Cancer Foundation

She will be collecting "pit-stop" donations for a foundation called "Stand By Me"

FRAZEE, Minn. — Soon to be 13-year-old Sophia Strand of Frazee, Minnesota is making changes to her “Cupcakes for Cancer” fundraiser due to COVID-19. She will be collecting “pit-stop” donations for a foundation called “Stand By Me” started by Thad and Kristin Helmers of Frazee. It helps families with children battling cancer to pay their bills. “They help families with…

Fighting Cancer During The Coronavirus Pandemic

No patients in North Dakota have reported any delays in treatment due to the coronavirus according to the organization, but that isn't the only challenge that they need advocates for.

FARGO, ND – As Giving Tuesday Now approaches, the American Cancer Society says that now, more than ever before, they need the public’s help. “It’s just a really challenging time, and for somebody going through a cancer diagnosis, it’s even more so,” said Shannon Bacon, the Health Systems Manager for the American Cancer Society of North Dakota. The American Cancer…

Grand Forks Couple On Cruise Ship With Coronavirus Cases

Kari and Paul Kolstoe of Grand Forks are on the Grand Princess cruise ship

OAKLAND, CA —  A cruise ship carrying at least 21 people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus has arrived at a California port Monday after being held at sea for several days, as cases of the virus spiked across the United States. Kari and Paul Kolstoe of Grand Forks are on the Grand Princess cruise ship. Kari told Reuters that they…

People Remember Grantley Johnson with Pictures & Sports Mementos at Memorial

His courageous battle inspired many people across the metro.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – People are paying their last respects to a young West Fargo boy who lost his second battle with cancer last week. Visitation was held Monday night at West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center in West Fargo for seven-year-old Grantley Johnson. The center was filled with pictures, signed jerseys and sport memorabilia given to the Freedom…