by Bruce Strand, Sports editor
Elk River’s power-lifting waitress Dawn Hickman has a meet coming up in which athletes will raise money for families of kids with serious illnesses.
Hickman, 46, a waitress and manager at Daddy-O’s, has held various world and national titles the past few years. The 4-foot-10, 105-pound athlete has often lifted triple her body weight.
The Relentless 2014 power lifting meet March 28-29 in Rosemount will be a fundraiser for HopeKids.
Hickman says she’s accustomed to overcoming obstacles herself “but nothing like these super kids and their families must face on a regular basis.”
She will be lifting for a 17-year-old friend named Maddie, whom you can meet on her web site (see below).
HopeKids provides events and activities, and a “powerful, unique support community” for families of a child with cancer or other life-threatening conditions. “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as the expectation of something tomorrow,” the organization’s web site stated.
Hickman has a web site for anyone who wants to help. Following is the address: