Fundraiser

Selfie studio donates proceeds to boy fighting cancer

"I wanted to do something that could give back to the family and help them with their medical needs."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A creative art studio is giving people the chance to take picturesque photos while helping contribute to a good cause. Looking for a creative way to show her support, Natalie Sparrow of Fargo decided to turn selfies into a fundraising event. “With so many different fundraisers cancelled last year, I felt hey I could do something,…

Davies High School hosts ‘1 Million Meters for Mara Olson’

"She was diagnosed with Leukemia in October and so as a cross country team we decided to come up with a way that we could raise funds for her and her family."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Students and staff at a local high school are showing their support for a student battling cancer. Fargo Davies High School students held a 12 hour marathon event to show their support for Junior student Mara Olson. “Today’s fundraising event is called One Million Meters for Mara. Mara Olson, she was diagnosed with Leukemia in October and…

25th annual Polar Fest Plunge brings in Josh Duhamel as Proxy Plunger

Actor Josh Duhamel takes the plunge in support of Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) — To celebrate 25 years of the Polar Fest Plunge tradition, one celebrity with ties to North Dakota is bearing the cold to help raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes. Normally, the event is open to the public where people gather around a frozen lake to watch plungers jump into an…

‘Freezing for a Good Reason’ participants endure a successful 44 hours outdoors.

"This was a 44 hour push and it was very successful, this is a great community and we are lucky to have the service organizations that banded together to make this happen."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — After spending a total of 44 hours outdoors bearing frigid cold temperatures, participants for the Freezing for a Good Reason event are ready to warm up indoors. “The 44 hours represented over two days represents the 22 veterans a day that commit suicide each day. So that’s why we did it for two days and the…

High school swim team raises funds for teammate with cancer

"She's part of our family too, she needed help and we decided to jump on that train and go for it."

FARGO, N.D. — A local high school swim team is showing their support after a teammate’s diagnosis with a rare form of cancer. “This is our tenth annual swimathon. Every year we take a Saturday practice we raise money for a local charity that the captains pick. We try to make sure that whatever we’re donating to stays locally within…

“Feed the Angels” fundraiser supports local businesses while feeding frontline workers

Small businesses and frontline workers continue to be impacted by the pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — Danette Nicoloff of Fargo is a dance mom at heart. “Right now, we should be fundraising for dance. That’s what we do,” she explains. “When the dance season essentially was canceled because of COVID, there was a real void in my life.” Rather than put her fundraising skills to bed, she decided to fill that void with…

Eagles Club 2342 in Detroit Lake launches Keep The Lights On 2020 donation box

They are asking for the community's help while struggling to get by amid the pandemic. 

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.- A club in Detroit Lakes is asking for the community’s help while struggling to get by amid the pandemic. Eagles Club Aerie 2342 had to close for a few months in the spring. Even though they are now open, restrictions have made it hard for them to continue. The club is still trying to plan fundraisers and…

Fundraiser started for North Dakota Indigenous communities amid pandemic

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, but some are feeling the impact more than others. Broken infrastructure, chronic disease and limited health care are just some of the issues that have long faced Native communities. Adding a pandemic into the mix means those who were already vulnerable become even more so. “Even early on…

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…

Community rallies for Jamestown man in the ICU with coronavirus

The pastor of the family's church decided to create the fundraiser to help with medical expenses and other bills.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – A GoFundMe is started for a Jamestown man who is in intensive care for COVID-19. Philip Cherney tested positive for the coronavirus at the beginning of November. Within a week, it got so severe they had to airlift him from Jamestown to a hospital in Fargo and put him on a ventilator where he’s been since. Cherney’s…