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Pulling Together for Warrior Wagons - Fundraiser for Children with Cancer

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Fairgrounds 4H Building

1508 Aune Drive

Rochester, MN 55904

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Let's Pull Together for Warrior Wagons, an organization providing collapsible wagons and comfort items to children with cancer

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Thrivent Financial Rochester Group invites you to Thrivent Community's “Pulling Together for Warrior Wagons” fundraising event in coordination with our local children’s nonprofit, Warrior Wagon’s, Pulling Together campaign! This event will be on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 4-7pm at the Fairgrounds 4H building in Rochester.

Warrior Wagons, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that gives newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patients a collapsible wagon filled with comfort items to help them on their cancer journey. We are happy to partner with Warrior Wagons founders, Josh and Heidi Becker, and support their organization’s heart-centered mission through this event.

Josh and Heidi’s son, Drew (whose name means Warrior), was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in January of 2016, and passed away a year later. Drew's family was given a collapsible wagon by a friend to aide them in navigating the Mayo campus which was very useful during his treatments, as well as many of the items included in the wagon. After Drew's passing, his parents started the nonprofit, Warrior Wagons, Inc., at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The first Warrior Wagon was given out in April of 2017 and Warrior Wagons now operates at Children's Minneapolis and Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago as well, with hopes to continue expanding the program.

Please join us at our event where Josh and Heidi Becker will tell their story and how Warrior Wagons became a reality. There will be a silent auction going on and a donation area where you can personally sponsor a wagon for a family in need! All proceeds will go to Warrior Wagons, Inc. Enjoy some food and drink while you’re there. A pizza truck, Firebrick Wood-Fired Pizzas, will be serving dinner between 4-7pm. Trivia and other fun family games will also be going on during this time.

Help us reach our goal of donating 100 wagons to Warrior Wagons, Inc. and in turn, help 100 families on their cancer journey.

How can you help?

• Make plans to come to our fundraising event on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Rochester, MN at the Fairgrounds 4H Building (handicap accessible). Invite your friends and family along too! Please register on this page by September 20th.

Donate baskets to our silent auction. Consider handmade items if you're crafty or donate items you feel would make great gifts. Your donations can be dropped off at Thrivent Financial Rochester Group office before the event: 116 Elton Hills Lane NW, Suite 200, Rochester, MN 55901 during business hours (8-5 M-Th, 8-12 F)

Sponsor a wagon - choose to be a Warrior, Hero, Champion, or Trooper and help us reach our goal of donating wagons to 100 families!

o Warrior - $250 (wagon filled with all comfort items)

o Hero - $150 (all comfort items)

o Champion - $100 (wagon)

o Trooper - $50 (food and gas station gift cards)

o Scout - Free will offering

How to send donations

Sponsorship donations can be mailed to (see address above) or dropped off at our Rochester Group office during business hours prior to the event or you may donate at the event. If you would like to donate with a check, please make checks payable to Warrior Wagons, Inc.

To donate online, please use these instructions to help us track donations and our goal:

1. Go to www.warriorwagonsinc.com

2. Go to Donate page

3. Click Donate button

4. Enter your donation amount and choose how you would like to pay

5. Important: Please type “Thrivent fundraiser” in the “Add special instructions to the seller:” comment box at the top of the page underneath donation amount

6. Complete form and submit

Thank you for your support!! We hope to see you before or at the event as we Pull Together to bring hope to many families.

Questions? Please contact Thrivent Financial Rochester Group at 507-289-1682.

No products will be sold.

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