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Benefit set for McCleary family

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.).

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

Online donations may also be made to:, 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.