Tina Pippert of Dysart was recently diagnosed with Stage four metastasized Mucinous Cystadenocarcinoma (a rare form of colon cancer). She has started chemotherapy in hopes that she will be one of the six percent of people to survive this devastating disease that has too prevalently corrupted so many families.
Her daughter, Emily Hast, along with Nancy and Libbey Leyen, Teddy Bruns and Tony Dicecco have helped to organize an auction benefit on April 28 from 5-11 p.m.. The tentative schedule is as follows: silent auction and supper (barbequed pork sandwiches, chips, baked goods, milk/lemonade/coffee) 5-6:30 p.m., selling raffle tickets 5-7 p.m., live auction 7-9 p.m., and the live band "The Channel Cats" will host a 70s/80s/country dance from 9-11 p.m.
There will be pop, water and kegs available throughout the evening. The auction benefit accepts donations of anything ranging from baked goods, sporting event tickets, quilts, toys, electronics, well-kept furniture, and more! Be creative in donating whatever it is you would like!
Items can be dropped off at the Dysart Community Building on Friday, April 27, from noon until 10 p.m. We are still looking for volunteers to bring baked goods to hand out with supper, so feel free to bring some along upon dropping off an auction item!
As Tina's auction benefit approaches, here is a sneak peek at some of the awesome items that have already been received: quilts, baby quilts, barn quilts, a hope chest, a personalized football from Kirk Ferentz, U of I women's basketball t-shirts and tickets (4), large U of I football banner for light post, children's picnic table, jewelry, Iowa State signed basketball, UHS signed championship football, ice chest (Hawkeyes), flat screen TV, Kindle Fire, Cubs tickets (4), Kansas Speedway tickets (4), 2 sets of oak table/chairs, Iowa Cubs package (shirts, tickets, 100 Cubbie Bucks), deep-freeze freezer, Schwinn bicycle, art, metal art, deer mount, miscellaneous holiday dcor, miscellaneous farm dcor, wooden garden bench, antique rocking chair, antique chair with garden plant, college fridge, no-sew Hawkeyes blanket and pillows, Yankee Candle basket, wine baskets, picnic basket, wreaths, cooler of beef, camouflage cooler, grilling utensils, children's toys, weekend at the Isle, potting bench, bird house, bird bath, numerous gift certificates, U of I College of Nursing gift bag, jewelry holder, towel rack with basket of lotions/soaps/bath salts, nativity crock, tea basket, neck massager, barn wood welcome sign, AND MORE!
I hope this list of some of the items gets everyone excited for the auction! We're anticipating this to be a huge, fun event for the whole community. "This wouldn't be possible without YOU - you have no idea how much this impacts our family - for people to come together to help my mother fight this," Hast said. "To help me foresee a future with my mother by my side to see me graduate, get married, and have a family of my own. Someday cancer will be cured but until then we fight for life, fight for hope, fight for my Momma."
If anyone has any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Emily on her cell phone at (319) 240-0206, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, we hope to see you in a couple weeks! Bless you.