14 April Kasilof, Alaska - March 2020 April 14, 2020 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Alaska 0 Kasilof Eagles #4317 held a fundraiser for the Way-Out-Women Cancer Fund Run and was able to donate $4,057 to the cause. To raise the money, the Aerie and Auxiliary had food, a silent auction, split the pot and live music. For the WOW event, a team of women snowmobile riders logged 57+ miles in the hills to help those who suffer from cancer. Kenai Auxiliary #3525, contributed to the total by giving an additional $2,000 to the cause. From the March 2020 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Kasilof, Alaska - March 2018 Six members of Kasilof Aerie #4317 and Denali, a black lab, participated in the annual Way Out Women (WOW) Snow Machine Run for Cancer in honor of their member Dwayne Whiteley, and previous members Betsy Hester and Laura Harmon, who both lost their battle to cancer. Whiteley was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and the Aerie’s have shown their love and support by helping with medical expenses and his bucket list. This year the race’s them was revolved around Patriotism and the participating members dressed up as Samantha, the Statue of Liberty, the Flag of the United States, a Firecracker and a $100.00 bill. During the race, the Aerie raised more than $2,500 and has collectively raised over $40,000 for the WOW event. Kasilof, Alaska - March 2017 Kasilof, Alaska, Eagles #4317 may not have the most members or the largest Aerie in the nation, but it has one of the biggest hearts. The community spirit and generosity of its members can’t be beaten, which is reflected, year in and year out, in its history of helping those in need. Through donations and community outreach, this little Aerie has touched the lives of neighbors who have been victims of misfortune. During this time of the season, one of the ways they touch lives is by sponsoring a WOW team for the Way Out Woman ride. Anchorage, Alaska - March 2020 During a mid-winter conference, Anchorage Auxiliary #4207 presented a $5,000 grant to the Anchorage Search Team (AST) from the Alzheimer's & Neurological Charity Foundation. The Anchorage Auxiliary #4207 was first introduced to AST when a member who has dementia went missing. During the search for this individual, #4207 were informed that AST is made up of volunteers and survives solely on donations. The Downtown Soup Kitchen/Hope Center (DSK Hope Center) provides meals, shelter, laundry services, and vocational training to homeless and low-income individuals in Anchorage, AK. They rely on private donations of food and money to meet the needs their guests. At the DSK Hope Center, their mission is to provide a hand up and out of homelessness. Feed Me Hope Bakery, Culinary School, and future Food Truck help their guests gain the skills they need to transform their lives. The Anchorage Aerie Auxiliary #4207 helped their Bakery and Culinary School with a $2,500 donation to buy new commercial ovens. Abbotsford, British Columbia - March 2020 Abbotsford Aerie #2726 President John Scammell presented Grand Worthy President Ron Malz with a $1,000 donation for this charity, Camp Confidence. The Confidence Learning Center is a nonprofit organization which assists developmentally disabled individuals of all ages by providing them a fun and exciting outlet to learn, gain life experience and become more confident in their abilities. New Rockford, North Dakota - March 2020 Midway Eagles #2923 donated $5,000 to the Sheyenne Fire Department. Norwalk, Connecticut - March 2020 Norwalk Eagles #588 donated more than $21,000 for pancreatic cancer research at Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.