User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


63° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Community Helps Friends Who Lost Loved Ones

December 13, 2012, 6:02 PM by Hailey Higgins

Community Helps Friends Who Lost Loved Ones
BADGER, SD -

A small community is rallying around two lifelong friends who each lost a loved one within one day of each other last month. And this weekend, a silent auction is being held in Badger to raise money toward cancer and diabetes research.

Anne Cooper and Peggy Andersen have been friends since childhood. They've shared a lot of things over the years but didn't expect to be sharing their grief.

Just before Thanksgiving, Cooper lost her husband Gary to stage four lung cancer. He'd battled it for over three years, but the timing of his death was unexpected.

And just the day before, Andersen's 24-year-old daughter Kerri died from diabetic complications from the flu.

"Never would have guessed the situation was the way it was going to be," Anderson said.

To help both women in their grief, several friends organized a silent auction equally benefiting the Codington County Cares Cancer Foundation and Sanford Juvenile Diabetes research.

"Kerri was a twin and they had to do a fun picture together," Andersen said while looking at graduation pictures of her daughter.

And while the women don't know how much money to expect from the fundraiser, they are optimistic it will help give hope to other moms and wives in their situation.

"You've got to have hope and there is always hope," Cooper said.

The event is from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Badger American Legion Hall on Sunday.

The first location became too small after more people decided to help in the silent auction.

To be directed to the event's Facebook page, click here.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Jesus Take The Wheel

9/25/2014 10:00 PM

Miracle on the highway: that's how many people are describing a bad crash between a semi-truck and car in which no one was killed.

Full Story | Watch
Iowa Teen Dies Two Days After Fight At School

9/28/2014 11:42 AM

Prosecutors may file additional charges because a western Iowa teen died two days after suffering a head injury during a fight at school.

Full Story
Police: Missing Boy Shows Up At School

9/26/2014 6:39 AM

Sioux Falls police say a missing boy showed up for school Friday morning.  

Full Story
Emergency Crews Respond To Crash On Interstate 229

9/30/2014 11:45 AM

One woman is seriously hurt after a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 229 Tuesday morning.

Full Story
Man Charged With Rape And Recording Women In USD Showers

9/24/2014 12:07 PM

According to court papers, police first had contact with Daniel R. Hammer on August 28.

Full Story


Events