The 67th telethon will take on a new look due to the Covid 19.  Unfortunately there were no auditions this year no live performances.  The Telethon will be aired on KTTC where you can watch from the comfort of your home.  The talent you will see is recordings from the past few years.  The Hosts and Teresa will be there 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 at the number 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.

66th Annual Eagles Cancer Telethon January 18th and 19th 2020

The 66th Annual Eagles Cancer Telethon will be aired live on KTTC from the Mayo Civic Center Rochester MN.  Join us as we come together in the fight against cancer.   The Telethon is open to the public and is a Family friendly event and a great date night .  Enjoy the many talented individuals and groups that perform live on stage.  Pork sandwiches, malts, haircuts and more ….come for an hour or stay for 20 hours!  The longest locally run Telethon in the US with funds going to Mayo Clinic  Cancer Center, The Hormel Institute U of M and Masonic Cancer Center U of M.  Together we can make a difference thanks to the many volunteers, Organization and Communities that support the Eagles Cancer Telethon and the 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!!!