Tatum was granted a Make-A- Wish to meet Luke Bryan, a country singer. They flew us to Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday through Saturday, Nov 6-9, where we were put up in a suite. Friday, Nov. 8, a limo picked our family up at the hotel and took us to the arena to meet Luke. After makeup and hair was done, we all got to sit down with him for an hour. This was all filmed for the show that evening. After the taping, we sat for another hour, and he got to know us and Tatum. We even got to sit and chat for awhile on his tour bus. Then Macy’s department store, a huge sponsor of Make-A-Wish, took Tatum shopping for a dress, had her nails and hair done, and treated her like a celebrity. Then back to the limo to be escorted to Bridgestone arena for the taping of the CMA Country Christmas that, I believe, will be airing on ABC Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Our family had front-row seats and Tatum is going to be a part of the show.
Marilyn Finger and Mary Lou Pivec (along with her grandson Koltyn) from St. Anne’s Catholic Church came up to Heritage House Friday, Nov. 22, and brought along turkey cut-out cookies to help the residents decorate them. They also picked the residents’ brains by doing a map in which they had to say the capital of each state. Everybody had a great time and we certainly do appreciate the ladies when they come to visit and thank them for the time they give to us. Submitted photo.
Mondays – Euchre 7 p.m.
Seniors play cards – 1-4:30 p.m.
Fridays – Mass 8:15 a.m. (except 1st Friday of month)
Sundays – Pray Rosary 8 a.m.
Nail care – 1:30 p.m.
Focus Group meetings – 1st Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.
We are going to discontinue the Wednesday exercises for lack of participants.
The Camps of Courage and Friendship Auxiliary invite you to attend their Annual Holiday Fundraising Party at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Camp Friendship Dining Hall, 10509–108th St. NW,
Annandale. The evening features hors d’oevures and a dessert buffet, wine and beer sampling by Coborns, 50-50 drawing event (last year $1,000 was given back in prizes), more than 100 silent auction baskets and door prizes. All proceeds benefit programs for children and adults with disabilities. Advance tickets are $20 and are recommended as tickets may be limited at the door. Call (320) 274-2085 for tickets and information. Please join us.
Since the Foundation began in January of 2008, more than $185,000 has been raised to sponsor an Endowment Chair with the University of Minnesota, Isaac’s HOPE Fund for Curing Childhood Cancer. Isaac’s Foundation has reached a level of support with the U of M where our research dollars have been distributed upon much needed programs overseen by our Medical Advisory Committee, Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist Drs. Joseph Neglia and Brenda Weigel.
Last year, the U of M made progress in many priority areas in pediatric cancer research and Isaac’s Foundation is a valued partner in this work. We’d like to highlight two areas in particular that the University of Minnesota has made significant strides.