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OREGON, Ill. — The June 30 KB (Kick Butt) Benefit at White Pines Ranch, 3581 W. Pines Road, Oregon, Ill., is a two-part fund-raising event in support of long-time Oregon resident April Roos and her family.
April was recently diagnosed with stage IV cancer. The first portion of the event, a Tough Run and Leisure Hike through the White Pines Dude Ranch, kicks off at 3 p.m. The second portion, a hog roast dinner at the ranch, will be served from 5 to 8 p.m., with music, dancing, raffles, 50/50 drawing, kiddie games and a silent auction.
Pre-registration for the Tough Run and Leisure Hike is open through June 9. Registration will also be available the day of the event beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the race site. The pre-registration fee of $25 includes event T-shirt and dinner. Registration the day of the event will be $30 and will include dinner. Any kids registered for the event will receive entrance to all kiddie activities. Awards will be given to the top male and female finisher of the Tough Run.
Register online at www.AprilRoos.com or mail in the downloadable form available on Facebook at “April Roos Benefit — Save the date.”
The tough run is a challenging 3-mile course through beautiful canyons, valleys and lush green pastures. The Leisure Hike course is an easier 1-mile trail well-suited to walkers and occasional joggers.
The second portion of the event is a hog roast dinner at White Pines Ranch catered by Ralphie and LuLu’s of Ashton, Ill. Kid-friendly dinner options will be offered, and beer will be available for purchase. Dinner tickets will include music and dancing. Plan to participate in raffles, 50/50 drawing, kiddie games and a silent auction.
In December 2011, Josh and April Roos of Oregon, Ill., welcomed their beautiful son to the world. Two months later, April was diagnosed with stage IV alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a pediatric cancer that is very rare in adults.
Josh and April moved to Madison, Wis., for six weeks so April could complete an intense first round of chemo and radiation at UW Madison Hospital. April will continue to focus on improving and to receive treatment. She will be unable to work during this time.
Visit www.AprilRoos.com for more information or on Facebook at “April Roos Benefit — Save the date.”
Posted June 6, 2012