Benefit For Hermantown Cancer Survivor Scheduled Sunday

By KBJR News 1

April 20, 2012 Updated Apr 20, 2012 at 5:59 PM CST

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