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Published March 16 2014

Lend A Hand

Lend A Hand, Fargo, is a Dakota Medical Foundation program that offers matching funds to support fundraising efforts for people experiencing a medical crisis in Cass and Clay counties. To learn more or to donate online, visit www.dakmed.org/lendahand

Current fundraising efforts include: Jim and Lynne Barnum, Karla Johnson, Lexi Bolstad, Jessica Nefzger and Clayton Thompson. Upcoming events include:

Dodgeball Tournament, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cheney Middle School, 825 17th Ave. E., West Fargo, community members encouraged to stop by to cheer on the students and staff and to purchase a raffle ticket, all proceeds benefit the Lend A Hand program to help local families experiencing a medical crisis. Dakota Medical Foundation will match the funds raised.

Lexi Bolstad, Fargo, silent auction will be held, concessions will be available and many local groups/clubs will provide entertainment in conjunction with basketball games featuring current and former area high school basketball players from Davies, Shanley, Fargo North, Fargo South, West Fargo and Wahpeton at Davies High School, 7150 25th St. S., Fargo on March 29. The silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. with basketball games following at 6 (boys) and 7:30 (girls); online donations may be made to www.dakmed.org/lendahand, cash or check contributions payable to LexiJam Benefit Fund may be directed to Wells Fargo Bank, 2501 13th Ave. S., Fargo, N.D. 58103.

Jessica Nefzger, West Fargo, silent auction with a pizza and pasta dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. March 29 at Family Wellness Center, 2960 Seter Parkway, Fargo; online donations may be made to www.dakmed.org/lendahand. Cash or check gifts payable to Jessica Nefzger Benefit Fund may be forwarded to any Gate City Bank location.

Jim and Lynne Barnum, Moorhead, a benefit will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. March 30 at the American Legion, 303 30th St. N., Moorhead; online donations may be made to dakmed.org/lendahand, cash or check donations payable to Barnum Benefit may be made dropped off at any Bell State Bank or mailed to Bell State Bank, 1333 8th St. S., Moorhead, Minn. 56560.

Clayton Thompson, West Fargo, social with food, music, door prizes and a silent auction from 4 to 10 p.m. April 25 at the VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo; online donations may be made to www.dakmed.org/lendahand or cash or check gifts payable to Clayton Thompson Benefit Fund may be forwarded to Community Credit Union, 4900 13th Ave. S., Fargo, N.D 58103.