Angel Fund will be this month’s recipient of Natural Harvest Food Co-op’s Change Within Reach Program, which gives Co-op shoppers the chance to contribute to community organizations in a way that does not break the bank but cumulatively makes a huge impact. Shoppers donate by allowing their purchase amount to be rounded up to the next highest dollar. Be sure to stop in for all your grocery needs and tell your cashier to “please, round up for Angel Fund!”
Twisted Metals of Grand Rapids is excited to announce that they’re hosting a fundraiser with the Angel Fund between Nov. 29 and Dec. 10. Chose from a selection of metal ornaments — great pieces that will add a fun piece to your garden or your Christmas tree and help raise awareness and funds for this wonderful organization! A percentage of each sale will go to Angel Fund.
Orders yours by heading over to our website: www.twistedmetalsmn.com
CHISHOLM — Strong community support resulted in a record setting event for the annual Pink Day fundraiser held on Oct. 29 at Valentini’s Supper Club in Chisholm.
Now in its 8th year, Pink Day and a grand prize raffle held that day raised $54,200 for the Angel Fund.
“This is by far the most money raised during an event for Angel Fund,” said Angel Fund Board President Kelly Grinsteinner. “This unrestricted funding means Angel Fund will undoubtedly be able to provide gifts for all eligible requests of Northeastern Minnesota cancer patients in the immediate future.”
Cindy Marturano, a co-owner of Valentini’s, said the response from the community was amazing.
“It was unbelievable — people started buying raffle tickets at 11 a.m. and it was non-stop up to 8 p.m.,” Marturano said.
Marturano attributed strong community support to having a record-breaking event.
“Out of 124 individuals and businesses who donated prizes, all but five were from Chisholm and Hibbing — that shows how much this community supported us,” she said.
If you missed out on the event, there’s another opportunity coming up to show your support for Angel Fund.
Valentini’s is planning a women’s bean bag tournament for this winter to benefit Angel Fund. The tournament was originally part of Pink Day, but had to be canceled to allow room for the extraordinary turnout on Friday.
Marturano said Valentini’s is looking forward to hosting Pink Day again next year.
~ By Marie Tolonen, Mesabi Tribune
On Oct. 2 & 3, local breast cancer warrior Julie Lucas of Side Lake bicycled more than 128 miles over two days on the Mesabi Trail from Ely to Grand Rapids. She created and embarked on her inaugural “Ride Across the Range” to bring awareness to cancer and survivorship, to raise funds for area cancer patients and to simply prove that she could — and yes, of course, she did it! She also took followers on the journey by posting poignant video messages at various stops. Her efforts resulted in more than $2,800 for area cancer patients — and that’s way beyond phenomenal!
Thank you, Julie!
P.S. A shout out to Michelle Cramer for assistance with accommodations at Comfort Inn in Mountain Iron and to Angel Fund President Kelly Grinsteinner for pedaling half of the trek with Julie. Stay tuned for bigger plans next year .
Watch the report by WDIO here: https://www.wdio.com/minnesota-news/ride-across-the-range-breast-cancer-survivor-julie-lucas/6274340/