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NDAD to sponsor Oct. 18 memorial benefit for Grand Forks man
October 08, 2018
NDAD to sponsor Oct. 18 memorial benefit for Grand Forks man

A memorial benefit will be held Oct. 16 for Grand Forks' Rob Hanson, who died at age 58 in late August while awaiting suitable donor organs for a heart and kidney transplant. Rob twice had been the focus of NDAD community benefits earlier this year.

Mike Gibbens marks 15th anniversary as NDAD ambassador
October 08, 2018
Mike Gibbens marks 15th anniversary as NDAD ambassador

NDAD recently marked the 15th anniversary of Mike Gibbens' official role as ambassador for the charitable nonprofit.

1st Wings For All held in Grand Forks with NDAD support
October 08, 2018
1st Wings For All held in Grand Forks with NDAD support

NDAD was a sponsor of the first Wings for All event in North Dakota Sept. 15. Brought to Grand Forks by The Arc, Upper Valley, the program received the NDAD Faye Gibbens Memorial Grant that is awarded to an agency or organization to be used for a health, welfare, social service or educational purpose for at-risk populations.

Revolutions Power Sports recognized for continued Escape to the Lake support
August 22, 2018
Revolutions Power Sports recognized for continued Escape to the Lake support

NDAD sends a hearty thanks to Revolutions Power Sports & Marine of Grand Forks for its continued valuable support of NDAD's annual adaptive water recreation event, Escape to the Lake.

NDAD's president, now a volunteer, is cover subject of new Insider
July 02, 2018
NDAD's president, now a volunteer, is cover subject of new Insider

The summer edition of NDAD Insider newsletter features a cover story on NDAD's recently retired co-founder and president, who looks back at a devastating discovery that proved to reshape his life for the better.

2018 Escape to the Lake in the books
June 19, 2018
2018 Escape to the Lake in the books

Twenty-one people with physical disabilities made the most of an opportunity to waterski on North Dakota's Nelson Lake on June 16 during the 24th annual adaptive water recreation event.

NDAD familiar front lobby presence Donna Diedrich retires
June 18, 2018
NDAD familiar front lobby presence Donna Diedrich retires

NDAD wishes our colleague Donna Diedrich, an organization employee since 2001, all the best in a splendid retirement.

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.

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