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Zion sponsors Tractors for a Cure

ZiLutheran School seventh-grade student Riley Koehn thanks Dean Bettenhausen for his Tractors for Cure T-shirt. | Supplied Photo

Zion Lutheran School seventh-grade student Riley Koehn thanks Dean Bettenhausen for his Tractors for a Cure T-shirt. | Supplied Photo

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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.

Information: www.tractorsforacure.com.

Staff reports



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