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Benefit set for McCleary family

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Friends and Dakota Medical Foundation-Lend A Hand will host a benefit on July 25 to help Richard McCleary, who was diagnosed in May with Acute Leukemia (A.L.L.).

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McCleary has started chemotherapy treatment at Sanford Health and will need to be transferred to the University of Minnesota Hospital in MInneapolis for a Bone Marrow Transplant this fall. All proceeds will be helping with medical bills.

McCleary has been employed as a local truck driver for more than a decade and currently works

for Tri-State Transport. He and his wife Lisa have lived in the Fargo/Moorhead area for more

than 30 years and have two children, Nicholas Johansen and Krista Campbell.

The benefit will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bowler, 2630 S. Univ. Dr., featuring a Silent Auction, Bake Sale and a free-will offering meal.

Lend A Hand, a program of DMF will be providing up to $5,000 of matching funds to provide more help for the family.

Questions regarding the Richard McCleary Benefit can be directed to:

Wendy Johnson at 701-541-2219 or at momofsoldier9@hotmail.com.

Online donations may also be made to: www.dakmed.org/lendahand, click 'Donate'; pr cash/check donations made be made payable to the Richard McCleary Benefit and sent to: Gate City Bank at any location or 4151 45th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104.

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