Kiester for a Cure donates more than $15,000 to A.L. hospital

Published 1:00 pm Thursday, January 3, 2013

Front row, from left: Kiester for a Cure members: Karen Zabel, Rachel Lohberger, Jodi Willaby, Linda Willaby and Sheila Chose. Back row, from left: Rebecca Meyer, nurse practitioner, and Lisa Routh, both from the cancer center; Sue Claybourne, director, and Carolee George and Cortnie Hanna, all from radiology; and Marcia Smith, director, hospice. -- Submitted

Kiester for a Cure recently donated $15,407 to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. The donation will be divided between the cancer center, hospice and radiology departments according to a news release.

The cancer center will use the donation for patient care needs; hospice will use the donation for pediatric bereavement camp scholarships and other program needs; and radiology will use the donation to purchase a recliner for patients needing to rest and recover after stereotactic biopsies and other patient comfort items. The cancer center also received five iPads with covers for patients and their family members to use while in the cancer center.

Kiester for a Cure raises funds through bowling, a silent auction, dance and other activities. This year’s event is called “All Hands in for a Cure” and will be held Feb. 15 and 16 in Kiester.

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