Ralph and Faye Thompson

NOTE:  The benefit for Ralph and Faye Thompson has been held, but donations continue to be accepted to help them with medical and general expenses.

A freewill-offering dinner, silent auction and benefit will be held at 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 19, at Grand Forks' Southgate Casino Bar and Grill to help longtime customers Faye and Ralph Thompson of Grand Forks.

Ralph, owner-operator of Ralph & Sons Carpet Installation, recently had to have a kidney removed because of a malignant tumor. Faye also recently was diagnosed with cancer.

All funds raised will be used for medical and general living expenses.

The silent auction ends at  9 p.m.

Southgate is located at 2525 S. Washington St.

If you can't attend the benefit or if you would like to help immediately, click the "Donate Now" button on this page and make a donation using your credit card or PayPal account.

Or, send a check to: NDAD, c/o Ralph & Faye Thompson Benefit. 2660 S. Columbia Road, Grand Forks, ND 58201. Please make your check payable to NDAD and write "Ralph & Faye Thompson" on your check's memo line.

NDAD, which provides charitable gaming at The Gate, is sponsoring the benefit through its free Community Fundraisers Program. Learn more about the program HERE, or call (800) 532-NDAD (-6323).

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