Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s diabetes education fund-raiser Because of Brandon will be the topic of KKIN Radio’s Community Connection program, 94.3 on the FM dial, Thursday, Feb. 13, from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The event’s chair, Doug Houge, and CRMC’s Charitable Fund Coordinator Jennifer Podsiadly will be the guests.
Because of Brandon is a fund raiser in memory of Brandon Houge, a young man from Ironton who unexpectedly passed away from complications of diabetes. Planned for Saturday, July 25, at The Bridge in Crosby, all proceeds will fund youth diabetes camps, patient travel expenses, and educational events.
There will also be a Happy Hour for a Cause to support Because of Brandon on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cuyuna Brewing Co. Tickets are $15 at the door and include beverage samples and appetizers.
Since Because of Brandon was established four years ago, more than $197,000 has been raised to fund youth diabetes camps, patient travel expenses, and educational events. Most of the funds provide scholarships for youth to attend Camp Needlepoint, a week-long, summer outdoor camp on the St. Croix River in Hudson, Wisc., for youngsters with diabetes. The camp lets children have a great time participating in traditional activities while connecting with others with diabetes. Healthcare professionals oversee daily diabetes care and help campers learn to manage and live successfully with their disease.
For more information, visit www.cuyunamed.org.