Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

"We Believe" Spring Benefit: Honoring the lives of Katie & Rayce

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Please join us on April 27th, to honor the lives of Katie & Rayce. The evening will truly be a celebration and promises to be fun for the whole family! The event will feature music by Sauk Prarie's show choir: Executive Session, Verona Vocal Jazz: The Accidentals, and The Red Hot Horn Dawgs. In addition to great live music, come enjoy food and drinks, and win some amazing prizes in the silent auction, raffle, and other fun games!

Proceeds will benefit Make-a-Wish Wisconsin and the UW Carbone Cancer Center, and the American Family Children’s Hospital.

To learn more about Katie’s story please click here

To learn more about Rayce’s story please click here

We are using electronic bidding this year to streamline the silent auction bidding and checkout process. When you purchase your tickets you can register for the event by creating a user name and password. This will allow you to view and bid on the silent auction items online beginning a week before the event. At the event, you will bid using your smart phone and be able to see live results. Any items you win will be charged directly to your credit card on file.

If you aren’t able to attend you can still register here and get in on the action by bidding online!

**For planning purposes we are requesting that you please purchase your tickets online in advance this year.




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May
5
7:00 AM07:00

Running for Katie - Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon

Sunday, May 5, 2019
7:00-9:30am

Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon
The Commons of Excelsior
135 Lake St, Excelsior, Minnesota
https://www.lakeminnetonkahalfmarathon.com/event-day-information

Brian (Katie’s brother) and his long-time friend Jeff fancy themselves runners.  This couldn’t be further from the truth, but it doesn’t keep them from trying.

Last year, Jeff decided to run his very first half marathon in honor of his son Asher who he and his wife sadly lost during pregnancy.  In solidarity, Brian dusted off his running shoes and ran it with him.  After months of intense training, they both managed to hobble across the finish line in less than 2 hours.  It was a fun and meaningful activity, and they raised quite a bit of money for the Special Olympics in Asher’s name.  Weeks later they both regained their ability to walk again.  Success!

This year, they’re back for more pain and torture, this time running the Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon to raise money and awareness for We Believe In Katie, one week after the annual birthday benefit.  To add to the fun, Jeff's brother-in-law David is running with the team as well.  If you’re in the area, come cheer them on at the Excelsior Commons on the morning of May 5th  (They’ll likely be crossing the finish line some time shortly after 9 am).  And if you can’t make it, just smash that donate button instead!

Brian and Jeff, posing with a bunch of actual runners after their last Half Marathon

Brian and Jeff, posing with a bunch of actual runners after their last Half Marathon

Brother-in-Law David, while also not a runner, did win 17 gold medals for the 1984 US Olympic alpine ski team

Brother-in-Law David, while also not a runner, did win 17 gold medals for the 1984 US Olympic alpine ski team

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