"TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE" 67TH ANNUAL EAGLES CANCER TELETHON AUCTION
"Together We Can Make A Difference" in the lives of our loved ones that have been touched by cancer. For the first time our silent auction has gone on line. With over 90 items to bid on and all proceeds going to benefit the fight against cancer. Join us on-line starting January 20th, 2021 at noon through 7 PM January 23 as we raise funds to support research into treatment and cures for all cancers. Join us in our fight by bidding on one or more of these amazing items that have been donated by so many throughout our community. We thank each and every one of you for your generosity and your continued support.
2021 THE 67th EAGLES CANCER TELETHON January 23 from 2-10
The 67th Annual Eagles Cancer Telethon will take on a new look due to COVID 19. Unfortunately there were no live auditions which was very disappointing to us all as we enjoy the talent that comes out each year. The Telethon will be aired on KTTC where you may watch from the comfort of your home. The talent you will be able to enjoy throughout the day will be recordings from the past few years. The Hosts as well as Teresa will be on air to welcome you and to introduce some of the videos that have been recorded and sent in just for this Telethon. Donations will be taken on-line or pledges may be called in to the number that will be run at the bottom of the screen during the Telethon. We may not be with you in person but our mission remains the same. "Together we can make a difference" in the fight against cancer. We will miss the personal interaction that we have enjoyed in what has been a Community Fundraising Event for the past 67 years. Join us in our socially distanced fight against cancer!!
Cheri Krejci and Blooming Prairies Fight Against Cancer
Cancer has been a part of my life for many many years, I am sorry to say. I began working with the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group about 15 years ago. We raise funds for the Eagles Cancer Telethon in the fight against cancer, and we also have a Community fund that helps people in our area that are dealing with cancer and its treatments. We give out parking passes, gas cards, help with utilities, groceries, anything that can help ease their struggles if only a bit.
Cancer 1st struck my Dad at the age of 67. He lived for less than a month after diagnosis. Luekemia and Lymphoma ran rampant thru his body. Around that same time a close high school friend died of liver cancer at the age of 43. This stirred up a passion in me to help in the fight against cancer. I had seen first hand what cancer does to the body, and wanted to be a part of the fight.
Then about 3 years later my Mom was diagnosed with Multiple Mylemoma ( a non curable type of cancer). Life expectancy at that time was 3-5 years. With chemo and radiation she lived for 9 years, passing away in the fall of 2008. Again this passion in me was stirred….and I got more involved in the cancer group.
Then it was MY TURN, December 2009 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I underwent a double mastectomy, followed by 4 rounds of chemotherapy. Dec 2019 will be 10 years for me, I still am doing the chemo therapy, tamoxificin, letrozole. My Oncology doctor says after a couple test in April 2020, I hopefully will be done with all the treatment…Needless to say, I have a lot of reasons to keep up the fight for a cure for cancer, hopefully in my lifetime there will be a cure. The fight will continue here in Blooming Prairie!!!