Wisconsin golf-a-thon to benefit Ramsey family

As Dan and Andrea Kryzer continue to fight the ALS/cancer fight, family and friends continue to boost them, help wherever needed and rally the troops.

A June 21 marathon golf tournament will raise funds to help support the Kryzer family. Dan wrestles with challenges presented by ALS, while Andrea endures the effects of breast cancer that has metastasized into her bones. Seven-year old Jack and five-year old Ella provide plenty of play and energy in the Kryzer household. Photo courtesy of Kryzer family

A June 21 marathon golf tournament will raise funds to help support the Kryzer family. Dan wrestles with challenges presented by ALS, while Andrea endures the effects of breast cancer that has metastasized into her bones. Seven-year old Jack and five-year old Ella provide plenty of play and energy in the Kryzer household.
Photo courtesy of Kryzer family

You see, back in March 2009 Andrea was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy. Nine months later Dan was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Even as ALS relentlessly robs Dan of strength and stamina, Andrea’s cancer returned last year and metastasized in her bones.

With two small children, the Ramsey couple struggle to balance life, work and play – and still manage to pay the bills.

“Having cancer and ALS – it’s not a cheap ride,” Andrea said.

Last month, friends staged a Karing for the Kryzers benefit at New Hope Bowl.

And now, part of the proceeds from a June 21 Birdies for Brains golf-a-thon will go to the Kryzers.

“Eight golfers are getting together at White Eagle Golf Club to golf 100 holes in one day and aim to raise over $20,000,” said Matea Wasend, who is helping to organize the Birdies for Brains event at White Eagle Golf Club in Hudson, Wis.

“A portion of the proceeds will go to the Kryzers, with the remaining funds going to the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance,” said Wasend.

Preferred Insurance Services has promised to donate 50 cents for every dollar pledged, said Wasend, communication specialist at Preferred Insurance Services.

Anyone who would like to make a pledge can do so by emailing kim@preferredmn.com.

Sue Austreng is at sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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