Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- Grandma's Sports Garden in Duluth will be hosting a benefit this Sunday for a Hermantown mother recently diagnosed as cancer free but still dealing with major medical bills.
Lori Dowd was diagnosed with an extremely rare from of cancer in March after having constant stomach pain.
After undergoing medical treatment in the Twin Cities, doctors are confident that she is now cancer free but her on-going rehabilitation has left her unable to work.
A benefit to help Dowd pay for her mounting medical bills will start at three this Sunday.
Dowd says the whole experience has given her a new outlook on life and an appreciation of her family and friends.
"I think the most important thing is to enjoy life enjoy what you have because it could be gone tomorrow."
Here is a list of the events and silents auction items available Sunday from 3-7.
1. Premier VIP ticket packages to Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Timberwolves games
2. Game tickets to Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, UMD Football, & Duluth Huskies
3. Autographed memorabilia by Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Vikings, UMD Bulldog Athletes & Alumni,
Sugar Ray Leonard & Anna Trebunskaya, U of M, and SCSU
4. VIP tickets to Ellen DeGeneres
5. Golf packages and gear
6. Hockey camp and arena ice time
7. Flat screen televisions
8. Gym memberships and wellness packages
9. Athletic gear & apparel
10. Tickets for flights, concerts, plays, train rides, performances & area attractions
11. Portrait packages
12. Nickelodeon day passes
13. Hotel and condo stays
14. Camping gear
15. Kitchen accessories
16. Framed art
17. Home décor and consulting
18. Pizzas for a year certificates
19. Handmade jewelry, crafts, candles, and clothing
20. Purses and hand bags
21. Themed gift baskets
22. Car washes for a year
23. Car care bundles
24. Pressure washer and air compressor
25. Dumpster for a week
26. Legal services
27. Party and family fun packages
28. Food bundles, certificates and classes
29. Wine Wall
30. Live music by Sarah Krueger http://www.sarahkruegermusic.com
31. Special guests
32. Enjoy an all you can eat pizza/bonotta buffet
33. Bake sale
34. Family Fun for All