Sunday, February 9th, 2014
2pm-4pm at Memorial Auditorium in Dawson
In May, 2013, Dan was diagnosed with multiple melanoma, a blood cancer that attacks the bone marrow. Dan spent the summer using a walker during his numerous chemotherapy treatments.
In July, Mayo Clinic doctors performed a spine-stabilizing procedure called vertebroplasty to increase mobility and reduce pain. Successful chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant at the end of 2013 kept Dan and Luanne in Rochester for approximately 8 weeks.
The Fondells arrived home on January 4th, 2014 after a harrowing 9 hour trek across Minnesota. Dan’s new job is to stay home, avoid germs and regain his strength in advance of a return trip to Mayo Clinic in late February.
A small circle of friends are finalizing plans for a benefit for Dan & Luanne. Dawson-Boyd’s got Talent will feature a variety of performances by area artists, a fundraising raffle, and snacks/refreshments.
Join us Sunday, February 9th at 2pm at Dawson-Boyd Arts Association – Memorial Auditorium in Dawson for DAWSON-BOYD’S GOT TALENT!
All proceeds go to the Dan Fondell Benefit Fund to help defray medical costs. Free will donation.
Donations can also be made at Dawson Co-op Credit Union, or Minnwest Bank in Dawson or mailed to:
Dan Fondell Benefit Fund
Dawson Co-op Credit
711 6th Street
Dawson, Mn 56232
In addition to this event, there is also a benefit raffle. Tickets are $10 each and on sale now at Minnwest Bank in Dawson, Dawson Co-op Credit Union, The Rusty Duck in Dawson, and KLQP in Madison.
Raffle Prizes Include:
Sterling Silver Necklace, 2” long, with silver link chain.
Gene Tokheim’s necklace is inspired by Sami designs originally done with reindeer horn. Gene engraved the spoon, adding ring and pierced elements. A necklace like this was exhibited in 2013 at the American Swedish Institute. Gene is best known for his work with Tokheim Stoneware, which he began in 1973 in rural Minnesota.