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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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South Central Region - November 2020

During the annual South Central Regional Conference last month in Jefferson City, Mo., Eagles from Missouri and Kansas raised a total of $15,600 for the FOE Diabetes Research Center Bridge to the Cure project. Through program book ad sales, 50/50 raffles, a live auction and more, the members combined to raise an incredible sum of money benefiting the charity of Grand Madam President Jacque Marble, who attended the conference, and Grand Worthy President Dave Smith.

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FOE Diabetes Research Center

The Board of the FOE Charity Foundation met on November 11, in New Orleans, to make Eagles history. The group met to formally approve the first two drug trials in the F.O.E.’s Bridge to the Cure campaign. The funds donated will be used by doctors at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa to conduct initial drug trials based on successful research that was carried out at the DRC using the Eagles’ original $25 million donation to fight diabetes. Our original research funding has produced more than $500 million in additional grants. These trials aim to find viable medications which can move on to human testing in hopes of ultimately finding a cure for diabetes. *Masks were temporarily taken off for photo.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri - October 2020

The Cape Girardeau Eagles #3775 hosted a benefit for long-time member of their Aerie, Dillon Rhymer. Dillon has been fighting cancer this past year, and to show their appreciation and love and support, they held a 4-day benefit in his honor. Dillon joined their Aerie in 1977 and has been an active member and officer since. He served as a Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee and many other offices and committees over the years. He has also been selected to be in the Missouri State Hall of Fame. To the Aerie and Auxiliary, Dillion was their ‘go to guy’ whenever they needed work done or help with any projects. Chairman John A. Heuer, co-chair Kevin James Randy Hahs, and John Kieffer spent weeks planning and thinking of ways to raise money that would be special for everyone to enjoy and want to support. With the help of many of Eagle members, the benefit was a great success and they raised more than $16,000 to help Dillion.

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Oregon - October 2020

Earlier in the month of October, a caravan of 3 vehicles drove to Mill City, Oregon to deliver items collected for the fire relief victims. Eagles from North Portland #3426, Cornelius #4177, Portland #4, and Smoke Tree Mobil Home Community came together to help the Mill City Aerie. Several members of #3384’s homes were lost to the wildfires.