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Kans for Kids Radiothon deemed a success
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A recent radiothon for Kans for Kids Fighting Center Foundation Inc. has netted over $39,000, a record for the non-profit organization’s 18-year history, directors Duane and Debbie Reif, Hoisington, report.
The 2012 Kans for Kids Radiothon with Eagle Radio was held April 20, with Kans for Kids’ 12-member board of directors at the station accepting pledges, and live-remote broadcasts streaming from four of the locations around Barton County where Kans for Kids can receptacles are located.
“The generosity of all those who donated both cash and cans is absolutely overwhelming,” Debbie Reif said. “When we think about the humble beginnings of Kans for Kids, we know that this organization has been richly blessed by God for it to grow and thrive like it has these past few years. We are grateful for each and every contribution.
“People were dropping off cans and cash all afternoon at those four locations,” Reif said. “One woman drove all the way from Dodge City just to drop off her cans. A school bus stopped and the children dropped their pocket change off. Eight-year-old Hunter Donecker, Pawnee Rock, one of our former ‘kids’ stopped by with his donation. We were deeply touched by the simple acts of kindness shown by so many throughout the day.”
The brainchild of 11-year-old Sarah and 8-year-old Shane Reif, Kans for Katie was a begun to help defray the medical expenses of their 9-month-old cousin, Katie, who had been diagnosed with a stage III tumor in the fall of 1994. Since then, Kans for Kids, now a 501-c-3 non profit organization, has gone on to assist 26 Barton County children living with cancer and their families. Over half of the children assisted have been residents of Great Bend, with others in Hoisington and Ellinwood.
The Kans for Kids Endowment was established through the Golden Belt Community Foundation to create a stable future for the organization.
 The Kans for Kids board, directors and families wish to thank everyone for their generous support Reif said. For more information on Kans for Kids call 620-653-2210.
To make an online contribution, go to

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