A benefit for Joanne Brant will be held Saturday, March 19, from 2 to 10 p.m. at St. Albert’s Parish Center, 11458 57th St. N.E., Albertville.
In January 2009, she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer known as leiomyosarcoma. After extensive radiation, numerous chemo drugs and three major surgeries, the cancerous tumors have not yet been beat. In October of last year, the time of Joanne’s last surgery, doctors were able to test different types of chemo drugs on the removed tumors. However, only one drug gave promising results. Unfortunately, insurance companies denied her coverage on this favorable treatment, but after numerous appeal letters, she is able to receive one full year of free treatment on this chemo drug. With that being said, Joanne and her family hope to raise enough funds to help pay for past as well as future medical expenses.
Her fund-raising benefit will include a silent auction from 2 to 7 p.m., spaghetti dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. (cost is a free-will offering), raffle drawings at 8:30 p.m. and a cash bar (ID’s required for all ages).
Donations can be made to The Bank of Elk River. Please address donations to the Joanne Brant Benefit.
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