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Radiothan raises $36,000 for Kans for Kids
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At least four Barton County children with cancer will be the beneficiaries of a recent Kans for Kids fundraiser. Approximately $36,000 was raised during the first Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation Radiothon.

The non-profit organization is currently helping Tanner Blackwell, 12, Hoisington, who will be facing a bone marrow transplant in the near future; Kaito Richter, 2, Great Bend, who is currently undergoing treatment for a Ewing’s sarcoma; Aaron Fryberger, 14, Great Bend, who is being treated for leukemia; and Dade Cannon, 7, Great Bend, who also is being treated for leukemia.

"All of these children and their families need our help and support," Kans for Kids Co-director Deb Reif said. "Our heartfelt gratitude goes to everyone who donated to this local worthy cause. Everyone can be assured that all proceeds will go directly to your neighbors who are facing the stress and expense of fighting cancer.

"This was our biggest fundraiser ever," Reif added, noting the organization has helped 25 families over the years. "There are really no words to express our gratitude to the sponsors and everyone else involved."

Eagle Radio and the Heartland Cancer Center sponsored this fundraiser.