Foundation Stories

Meet the 2014 61for61 Honorary Chairs

Peggy Ullrich and Becky Kaiser agreed to be the 61for61 Honorary Chairs to raise funds for the Roger Maris Cancer Center and represent others whose lives have been touched there.

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Donors Ensure Quality Cancer Care for Patients

Robert Mayer became an educator because kids motivate him. But in 2010, he had to step away from school because a mysterious lump on his neck turned out to be cancer.

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Making an Impact in Breast Cancer Care

Katy Metson’s journey started when she discovered a lump in her breast. It was unexpected because she was only 40 years old and had no family history of the disease.

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Partnership Will Bring Fitness, Growth

Together, in a partnership with Sanford Health and the Bismarck-Mandan YMCA, a new Family Wellness Center is coming to the Bismarck and Mandan communities.

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Cowboy Up Ride Against Cancer

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Cowboy Up Ride Against Cancer, benefitting the Roger Maris Cancer Center.

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Teamwork Saves Teen’s Life

Behind every story like Spencer Brandsrud, there is a compassionate team working together to make every second count. Generous donors help ensure the medical team doesn’t miss a beat.

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Donors Help Save His Life

Most of his life has been spent running that business – Northbrook Drug, but life took a twist in January 2013.

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Lung Screening Saved Bill’s Life

Bill Roush is grateful his wife convinced him to take time out of his busy schedule for a lung cancer screening. This painless, 10-minute screening detected early stage cancer.

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Generous Donors Provide Life-Saving Technology

Sanford Medical Center Partners NICU has two Olympic Cool-Cap systems, made possible by gifts to Children’s Miracle Network funds. This technology can reduce the chance of brain injury in infants.

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Phoebe’s Heart Story

The Sanford Health Foundation began the Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery program so pediatric heart patients can be cared for right here at Sanford Children’s. This program can help patients like Phoebe.

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