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This young boy’s name is Weston Robertson and he is fighting a brave battle with cancer. With the amazing generosity of C&B Operations John Deere in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, and Rexburg we were able to get him some great presents to play with . His parents Todd & Ericka are the absolute best and it a blessing and honor to know this terrific family. Keeping them in our thoughts and prayers always!

   

Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale

Posted by on July 20, 2020 in Events | 0 comments

“Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale” event at the Hillcrest High School parking lot July 18, 2020. Thank you Elite Events and KIFI channel 8 for the plug!

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Weston Wayne’s Warriors

Posted by on June 29, 2020 in Events | 0 comments

This young boy’s name is Weston Robertson and he is fighting a brave battle with cancer. With the amazing generosity of C&B Operations John Deere in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, and Rexburg we were able to get him some great presents to play with . His parents Todd & Ericka are the absolute best and it a blessing and honor to know this terrific family. Keeping them in our thoughts and prayers always!

   

 

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Pink Night – Thunder Ridge

Posted by on February 1, 2020 in Events | 0 comments

 

A big thank you to Michele Kennedy and Coach Lee Toldston for putting this event together and donating the funds to the Foundation. I am so blessed to know such wonderful people!

 

 

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Christmas Adopt-A-Family 2019

Posted by on December 28, 2019 in Events | 0 comments

Christmas Adopt-A-Family 2019
We were so happy to be able to help 8 families this year and provide a new chair for my good friend Sherry Partridge. A giant THANK YOU to our generous community for making all this possible!

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4H Donation

Posted by on December 28, 2019 in Events | 0 comments

   Alyra Sorenson is a quiet but determined 13 year old girl who recently showed compassion and empathy to her mother, Tammy Sorensen, while battling with cancer since February 2019. Tammy works at Jakers in Idaho Falls as a chef. She speaks very highly of her job and that she feels bad that she has been too weak at times to complete tasks. Her employer has helped Tammy in any way they can to make this time easier on her while attending to her chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Alyra has seen the effects of cancer on her mother and has been helping more and more in the home while also involved in her local 4-H in Jefferson County. Alyra has been in 4-H since she was 8 years old. 4-H is a program designed to empower youth to create positive change in their communities and it looks like Alyra is taking what she is learning to the next level.

This year Alyra raised 3 Rex Rabbits and auctioned them at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. With guidance from her grandmother, Winnie Welker, Alyra decided to donate all proceeds to The Shannon Wilker Foundation whom works closely with people suffering with cancer in southeast Idaho. Patients at Teton Cancer Institute have been receiving help from The Shannon Wilker Foundation for the last few years. As the Foundation has grown, it has been able to help more and more patients. A few examples of help include gas cards, gifts cards, hotel vouchers, recliners, washer and dryers, and much more. Ultimately, the Shannon Wilker Foundation has plans for creating a home for patients and family who live as far as Wyoming and Salmon to stay while receiving daily treatments.

The Shannon Wilker Foundation was created by her husband, Shane, to honor Shannon Wilker. She passed away from breast cancer July 20, 2011. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all that knew her. Her strength and compassion for others guides us every day. As fate would have it, Alyra’s mom Tammy was one of the patients that was able to be part of the Shannon Wilker Foundation Night Out event this year.

Alyra’s family showed Shane the video of her 4-H auction and presented Shane with a check today. The rabbits were auctioned off for $550 but the story doesn’t end there. Teary eyed attendees from the Jefferson County 4-H community rallied together and donated additional money for a total of $3059.

Now, Shane has been known to shed a tear or two but when he saw the video and learned about the effort that this 13 year old young woman had put into these animals and this event, he shed more than a few tears and was speechless. If any of you know Shane…this is a rare and special occasion. We are truly blessed to live in such a wonderful caring and generous community, and I know this money will go a long way to meeting the needs of cancer patients here locally.

A special thanks to Alyra and her family!

If anyone knows of someone suffering with cancer who is in need please contact Shane. He is the real deal and every penny goes to the patients here locally.

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SWF Night Out 2019

Posted by on December 9, 2019 in Events | 0 comments

Another very successful event!

 

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