Sock Hop Raises Money for Chisholm Boy With Cancer

By KBJR News 1

February 21, 2012 Updated Feb 21, 2012 at 6:51 PM CST

CHISHOLM, MN (Northland's NewsCenter)---The Iron Range community is dancing to the bunny hop tonight to help raise money for a Chisholm boy diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

Rex Sever, a 7-year-old, has been diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma and is receiving weekly chemotherapy treatments at a Minneapolis hospital.

A Sock Hop Fundraiser will be held in the school gym in Chisholm on Tuesday.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will include a dance, hula hoop and limbo contest.

Donations are being accepted to help with the families medical bills.

"They go down to the Ronald McDonald house on a weekly basis," Rosie Marino, a fundraiser organizer said. "He just came back yesterday from a seven day stay down there. They are hoping now he can be home for 16 days."

Another fundraiser, The Burger Bash Benefit will be held on March 8 at St. Joseph's Church in Chisholm from 11 to 7p.m.

An account for donations is set up with the American Bank. Checks can be made out to the "Benefit of Rex Sever."

The Thrivent For Lutherans church will match all funds raised at the Burger Bash Benefit.

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