Because of Brandon to raise funds July 29
CROSBY--The Because of Brandon fundraising event funding diabetes education will be July 29 in Crosby. The fundraiser is in memory of Brandon Houge, a young man from Ironton who unexpectedly passed away in 2015 from complications of diabetes. All...
CROSBY-The Because of Brandon fundraising event funding diabetes education will be July 29 in Crosby.
The fundraiser is in memory of Brandon Houge, a young man from Ironton who unexpectedly passed away in 2015 from complications of diabetes. All proceeds will be used to fund youth diabetes camps, patient travel expenses, and educational events.
The benefit will include a beer and wine tasting, silent auction, barbecue, raffles and a street dance featuring Pandemic from St. Cloud, all at the Crosby Bar & Grill. Pandemic consists of five musicians who enjoy performing music from the 80s. The band has performed at local venues in central Minnesota for several years and with national acts Aultimate Ozzy, Steelheart, Firehouse, Warrant, Tesla, BulletBoys, LA Guns, Ratt, Loverboy and others.
The raffle tickets are for the following items:
• 2017 Arctic Cat 400 Altera all-terrain vehicle from Brothers Motorsports ($5,499 value).
• Ontario fishing vacation package with guide, lodging and meals ($2,822 Canadian value).
• Ruttger's weekend with meals and golf ($1,150 value).
• $150 cash and $50 cash
Tickets are $10 each and are available at CRMC, the Crosby Bar & Grill, Culver's, Barstock Liquors, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, Deerwood Bank, Town Tavern and Unity Bank.
New this year is a second raffle for firearms. For $5, people have the chance to win a Benelli Super Black Eagle II Camo 12-Gauge ($1,899 value), a Remington 700 BDL .270 with Redfield Scope ($1,300 value), 22 LR Barracuda Black Walnut ($824 value), or $200 cash. Tickets are now available at the Crosby Bar & Grill and Crosby Fire Department.
More than 29 million people in the United States, or nearly 10 percent of the population, have diabetes and more than one-third of adults have pre-diabetes. When diabetes is not well controlled, people with diabetes are at an increased risk of serious health complications including blindness, amputation, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and premature death.
Because of Brandon funds go toward initiatives to promote awareness of this serious disease as well as programs to support those living with diabetes.
From last year's proceeds, an educational event was hosted in November 2016 in Brainerd with Quinn Nystrom as the speaker. Five scholarships were given to area youths to attend Camp Needlepoint this summer. They are from Crosby, Aitkin, Pequot Lakes and Longville.
This year's event is sponsored by Culver's of Baxter, AutoSmith Services of Ironton, and Unity Bank of Crosby. For details, visit www.cuyunamed.org or call 218-545-4447.
July 29 schedule of events:
3:30 p.m., mega meat raffle.
4-7 p.m., silent auction.
4-7 p.m., wine and craft beer tasting.
6 p.m., barbecue.
7 p.m., raffle drawing.
7:30 p.m., gun raffle drawing.
8 p.m.-midnight, street dance.