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Rachel Smart Benefit at Bowler

Friends and volunteers will be hosting a benefit on Sunday, Nov. 10 to help Rachel and Chad Smart and their children Shaila, Jaida, Meiah, Anna and Mae, who have made their home in Fargo for several years.

Rachel was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia in September and will undergo radiation, chemotherapy and ultimately a bone marrow transplant. Rachel and Chad have and will continue to make many trips to the Mayo clinic. Proceeds from the benefit will help defray medical and travel expenses.

The benefit is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at the Bowler, 2630 S. University Dr., Fargo. The event will consist of a silent auction, prize drawings, bake sales, freewill buffet and music by DJ Ryan Bingham of Pirate Radio Productions.

Lend A Hand, a program of DMF, is providing up to $5,000 of matching funds to provide more help for the family. Online donations may be made to:, click ‘donate.’ Cash or check donations may also be made payable to Rachel Smart Benefit and sent to: United Savings Credit Union, PO Box 2308, Fargo, N.D. 58103.