Zion Lutheran School seventh-grade student Riley Koehn thanks Dean Bettenhausen for his Tractors for a Cure T-shirt. | Supplied Photo
Updated: February 28, 2013 6:02AM
Zion Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran School’s P.T.L recently sponsored last year’s Tractors for a Cure event, which to date has raised more than $134,000 for cancer research.
When Tractors for a Cure founder Dean Bettenhausen discovered the group had an overage of children’s T-shirt inventory, he gifted every full-time student registered at Zion with a 2012 Tractors For A Cure T-shirt.
Bettenhausen, who is a Zion alumni, also visited the school to talk with students about the Tractors for a Cure mission.
“Kids, you are the future,” Bettenhausen told students. “Every one of us has a mother and a father. My hope is that no mom or dad ever has to go through what I did when I received the news that my daughter, Annie, had cancer. Together, we can stop it. You are now part of the Tractors for a Cure team.”
To show the school’s appreciation and continued support for Tractors for a Cure, Zion’s recent student chapel offerings were designated to the organization.
This year’s Tractors for a Cure event will be held on July 13 at Fireman’s Park in Beecher.