Wednesday, March 6, 2013

ICARE hits five years and $41,000

By Dee Crane

March 8, 2013 is a special day in the ICARE, Inc. organization as it marks the fifth full year of helping people in Clearwater River communities who have cancer.

The ICARE Board of Directors Elizabeth Smith, Evelyn Kaide, Lynne Swayne, Barbara Opdahl and Dee Crane are very passionate about the project and are thankful to all who have helped make the past five years such a success.

At times board members have wondered just where the next person/s help would be coming from, but God's timing and blessings of the many supporters (both groups and individuals) have been perfect and always there to meet the needs of the people.

We have learned a lot through the past years and thanks to the help of many, we have been able to grow from a small group helping a small group to an organization that has become a non-profit 501c(3), currently listed in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), have helped 95 people in 15 area communities and issued $41,000!

You can be proud of your part in the ICARE project and we hope you continue with us in looking forward to yet more good things to happen in the organization. We are proud to say that every part of your contributions have gone to helping people as they undergo their treatments for cancer.

A mission of the group is to 'never have to turn anyone down due to a lack of funds'. Your role in ICARE has kept that goal alive and as we journey into the future we can all feel blessed to be a part of such a strong organization dedicated to helping our friends, neighbors and families. Congratulations, ICARE, Inc.!
Recent events

In the ongoing efforts to raise funds, ICARE held a Wacky-Tacky Wine Event on Feb. 16 at Big Eddy Lodge on Dworshak and a Chili and Pie Contest and Dance on Feb. 23 at the Kooskia Community Center. Those events brought in $2,031.94.

Upcoming events

'Hometown' Barn Dance

Live 'Classic Country' music by Beargrass on March 23, at the American Legion Hall in Kamiah. Doors open at 5 p.m.

13th Annual Orofino Spring Round-Up

Orofino’s Spring Round-Up is hosted by Clearwater Valley Outfitter & Guides takes place April 13 at Orofino City Park. Proceeds of the event benefit ICARE. On the menu this year: BBQ rib-eye steak/Dutch oven potatoes and desserts.

For more information call 208-476-5971 or 208-983-9267.

Contributions may be sent to: ICARE, Inc., 2134 Canyon Creek Rd, Orofino, ID 83544.

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