Three event highlights
1. Evan Berry is a 15-year-old student at McPherson High School with PNH, a rare blood disorder that prevents his red blood cells from reproducing. He also has a history of seizures caused by a childhood illness. His PNH interferes with his seizure treatments.
2. The only known cure for PNH is a bone marrow transplant. Because PNH is so rare, Berry will travel to St. Louis, Mo., for the transplant once a suitable donor is found.
3. McPherson High School is hosting a fundraiser to help cover medical and travel expenses for Berry and his family. The fundraiser will include a potato bar, musical entertainment from Jake Schmidt and the Journeymen, Dusty Wolf and Hope for Tomorrow, bingo, and a silent auction.
Why you should attend
“It helps for his medical expenses. We can use it for gas for them to get back and forth to the doctor, and we can use it to help pay some of their bills since Michelle [Berry's mother] isn't able to work. Putting this fundraiser together has been so much fun. It's absolutely been a labor of love.”
— Vicky Kloeppner, event organizer and special education teacher at McPherson High School
About the event
When: 5 to 8: 30 p.m. Saturday
Where: McPherson High School
COST: Entry is free; bingo costs $1; T-shirts cost $10; bracelets cost $1; donations are accepted
more info: Vicky Kloeppner: 543-6797 (home), 728-8697 (cell), email@example.com