Learn how to help a young Horace mother fight breast cancer and other ways to lend a hand – InForum

Lynsie Hofman, Horace, North Dakota, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer involving her lymph nodes, which was a surprise since she is a 31-year-old mother of two young children. She started chemotherapy and immunotherapy, followed by a bilateral mastectomy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and then additional radiation treatments. Despite her supportive workplace and friends, she and her husband are feeling enormous financial pressure due to medical costs and lost wages. Learn more or give at

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Robin Jemtrud

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Robin Jemtrud, Fargo, is undergoing treatment for stage 4 lung cancer. Her diagnosis was shocking since her father died of cancer just a year ago. Due to the physical demands of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, she has had to resign from her second full-time job and can no longer be the primary caregiver for her mother. Friends have started an online Lend A Hand Up fundraiser to support her with medical expenses and recover from lost wages. More information/give:

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Kevin Schmidt

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An advantage for Kevin Schmidt, Fargo, begins Friday, June 7 at 3 p.m. at Vic’s Grill & Bar, 1608 Main Ave. S.E., Moorhead. The event will include a silent auction, a free will meal from Jay’s Smokin’ BBQ, followed by live music from No Guarantee. Proceeds from the fundraiser and the Lend A Hand Up online fundraiser will benefit Kevin, who is undergoing a demanding regimen of immunotherapy and chemotherapy for cancer that has spread to his liver, lungs and abdomen. Learn or give at

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Nate Strand and family

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A benefit for the family Nate Strand, Barnesville, Minnesota, will be held Friday, June 7 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Pitchfork, Highway 34, Barnesville. The event will include a free-will pork dinner, a silent auction and a raffle. Nate was a loving husband (Lauri), father of two children (Dax and Sophie), who enjoyed serving as a teacher and coach at Barnesville High School for many years. He was a beloved member of the community and passed away on May 21 from liver cancer. Read more or give at

Lend A Hand Up is a 501c3 nonprofit affiliate of the Dakota Medical Foundation that supports area families experiencing hardship due to a health problem, recent loss of life or a traumatic event. All funds raised by Lend A Hand Up help families living in Cass, Clay and Becker counties. Gifts raised through the Lend A Hand Up donation site increase in value by 20% thanks to generous Boost sponsors. The organization does not collect fees for donations to Lend A Hand Up recipients. To start a Lend A Hand Up fundraiser or support one, visit

or call 701-356-2661.

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