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2018 Faye Gibbens Memorial Grant awarded to The Arc, Upper Valley
June 04, 2018
2018 Faye Gibbens Memorial Grant awarded to The Arc, Upper Valley

Wings for All, a rehearsal program in a real airport environment planned by The Arc, Upper Valley in Grand Forks, has been named 2018 recipient of NDAD’s $5,000 Faye Gibbens Memorial Grant.

June 6 Pizza Ranch fundraiser will help lymphoma patient Steve Magenau
May 31, 2018
June 6 Pizza Ranch fundraiser will help lymphoma patient Steve Magenau

A 57-year-old East Grand Forks married father of four who was diagnosed early this year with high grade B cell lymphoma will be the focus of a NDAD-sponsored fundraiser at Grand Forks Pizza Ranch on Wed., June 6, from 5 to 9 p.m.

July 26 date of benefit for Russ Rarick
May 29, 2018
July 26 date of benefit for Russ Rarick

NDAD is sponsoring a community fundraiser for Russ Rarick, an East Grand Forks, Minn., husband and father of two with advanced tonsil cancer. The highlight is a July 26 benefit in East Grand Forks.

Midco Foundation awards $1,500 grant to NDAD
May 23, 2018
Midco Foundation awards $1,500 grant to NDAD

NDAD's Escape to the Lake adaptive water recreation event June 16 will be helped by a $1,500 grant from the Midco Foundation.

Minot child with leukemia focus of May Qdoba fundraiser
April 26, 2018
Minot child with leukemia focus of May Qdoba fundraiser

Minot's two Qdoba Mexican Restaurants will be the sites of the next fundraising events for 2-year-old Oliver Iverson, a Minot native who has leukemia.

June 16 date of next Escape to the Lake
April 26, 2018
June 16 date of next Escape to the Lake

NDAD's annual Escape to the Lake adaptive water recreation event again will be at Nelson Lake near Center, N.D. It provides adults and children with physical disabilities the opportunity to water ski, take a pontoon ride and enjoy a recreational summer day on a North Dakota lake.

NDAD a sponsor of April 14 Spin for Kids event
April 12, 2018
NDAD a sponsor of April 14 Spin for Kids event

The 9th Annual Spin for Kids indoor stationary bike race and fundraiser for children with special needs begins this Saturday, April 14, at 8:30 a.m. at Grand Forks Red River High School.

Aprill 22 benefit in Grand Forks to aid brain cancer patient
March 26, 2018
Aprill 22 benefit in Grand Forks to aid brain cancer patient

A benefit sponsored by NDAD at Grand Forks' Ramada will help 56-year-old Todd Bulman with medical and general expenses as he deals with an aggressive type of brain cancer.

Grand Forks girl with cancer, 15, focus of April 19 benefit
March 22, 2018
Grand Forks girl with cancer, 15, focus of April 19 benefit

Susan Lamberson, a Central High School student in Grand Forks, is 15 and has Hodgkin's lymphoma. A benefit sponsored by NDAD is planned for Thurs., April 19, at the Empire Arts Center to help cover her medical and general expenses.

NDAD a sponsor of March Mobility Madness in Mandan
March 15, 2018
NDAD a sponsor of March Mobility Madness in Mandan

Wheelchair basketball is the focus of March Mobility Madness in Mandan, a March 18 event which includes NDAD as one of the sponsors.

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Karen Schelinder
Karen Schelinder followed a path of helping others, ever since she served as a Lutheran church parish worker in the 1960s. When someone sought help, her philosophy had been simple. “There’s a reason they need it,” said Schelinder, told NDAD in an early 2013 interview. Karen died the following year at age 66.   In the ...
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