Rob Hanson

A late April fundraiser at Grand Forks' Pizza Ranch will help Rob Hanson, 57, a married father of three whose congenital heart condition has led to the need for heart and kidney transplants.

Between 5 and 9 p.m. on Thurs., April 26, go to Pizza Ranch and either present a copy of this Pizza Ranch poster or mention you want to support Rob's cause. Pizza Ranch will donate 20 percent of the cost of your order -- dine in, delivery or pick-up -- to help Rob with his mounting medical expenses. Get a copy of the poster HERE.
The poster for the Rob Hanson Pizza Ranch fundraiser in Grand Forks.
In addition, volunteers will be on hand bussing tables for donations, all which be used to help Rob with his expenses.

Charitable nonprofit NDAD also is sponsoring this event and will serve as custodian for all funds raised to help Rob and his wife, Shelley, through NDAD's free Community Fundraisers Program.

Can't attend the April 26 event? There are other ways to help Rob. Click on the gold "Donate Now" button elsewhere on this page and make a donation, using your credit card or PayPal account.

Or, send a donation by check to: NDAD, c/o Rob Hanson Fundraiser, 2660 S. Columbia Road, Grand Forks ND 58201. Make the check payable to NDAD and please write "Rob Hanson" on your check's memo line.

The Hansons married 32 years ago and have three adult children: Logan (with wife Jess), Kelsey and Dylan.  Rob is a longtime Lumber Mart employee.

Check back to this space for more information about Rob, the benefit and Rob's transplant story.  Also follow fundraiser updates by going to and liking NDAD's Facebook page and sharing this and other information on social media with friends and family members who may wish to help.

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