Gretchen Graf

Dessert Benefit for Gretchen Graf -- July 12
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The benefit for Gretchen Graf was held July 12, but a NDAD fund remains open for donations to help her. Read about her circumstance below and learn how you still can help. One way you can help immediately: the "Donate Now" button link nearby allows you to give online, using a credit card or PayPal account.
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From June 2016
Gretchen has been a pastor and teacher in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks since 1993. EighGretchenGrafFundraiser.jpgt years ago, she was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a form of chronic leukemia and prevents bone marrow from making blood. 

In August, Gretchen will begin a bone marrow transplant process with her sister as her donor. Gretchen and a caregiver will need to live in Rochester, Minn., for almost four months for this transplant at the Mayo Clinic medical complex and then travel frequently for follow up during the next year.

Join the community for some sweet treats July 12 and wish Gretchen well. 

The Dessert Benefit for Gretchen Graf is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Grand Forks. Calvary is at 1405 S. Ninth St.

There will be a free will donation collected to help defray the costs that Gretchen will incur while she needs to be in Rochester and travel back and forth.

You also can donate online, using the "Donate Now" button with this article and using your credit card or PayPal account.

Or, you're invited to mail a donation to NDAD, c/o Gretchen Graf Fundraiser, 2660 S. Columbia Road, Grand Forks, ND 58201. Please make checks payable to NDAD and write "Gretchen Graf" on your check''s memo line.

All proceeds will be used by Gretchen for medical and general expenses.

NDAD is a sponsor of this benefit and the fund custodian as part of the charitable nonprofit''s free Community Fundraisers Program.

Follow and please "like" NDAD's Facebook page for more information about the benefit for Gretchen and other NDAD fundraising events:

There's also an Facebook event page for Gretchen:
Mail Donations For GRETCHEN GRAF To:

c/o Gretchen Graf Fundraiser
2660 S. Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Please make checks payable to NDAD and write "Gretchen Graf" on your check's memo line. Thank you.


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