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3rd Annual Joy of Life Foundation Fundraiser October 12

Thu 10-10-2019 1600 15th Street, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-The Joy of Life Foundation will host their annual fundraiser and concert this weekend, KUOO's Becky Thoreson has details:

3rd Annual Joy of Life Foundation Fundraiser October 12 

The Joy of Life Foundation 3rd Annual Fundraiser will be held on Saturday night at the Dickinson County Expo in Spirit Lake.

Founder John Walz says the proceeds from the event go toward creating awareness about melanoma.  "The Joy of Life Foundation is a foundation where we raise money for melanoma awareness.  Most of the money goes into sunscreen dispensers and sunscreen in the area.  We are currently in about 5 different counties, and this past year we added 50 new sunscreen dispensers out and about."

He adds that the event will include live music by The Senders and a silent auction.  "The Senders are coming, it's a free will donation, and we have a silent auction.  We have some great prizes.  We had an anonymous donor donate 4 tickets to the Iowa - Illinois basketball game this year.  There's going to be a guided walleye fishing trip up to Ballard's Resort up in northern Minnesota,  Then we have some great art pieces and things like that that have all been donated, so, we're very fortunate to live where we do and have the people donate the things they do."

The fundraiser will run from 7 to 10:30 Saturday night at the Dickinson County Expo Center.

For more on the Joy of Life Foundation click here.