$10,000-Plus Raised to Fight Childhood Cancer

The ninth Play It Forward benefit concert at Stabbur Beer Garden, held June 12, raised $3,455 for the Go Bo Foundation and for Alice Mattson, an 8-year-old in Door County who has been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia.

The Johnson family matched concertgoers’ contributions with $3,500. In the week leading up to the event, $1,435 was raised through a GoFundMe campaign for Alice. Through Facebook, the efforts of Holly Olm and Hans Christian raised another $2,041.91 for the Go Bo Foundation, and the Fountain of Fellowship raised $500 for Alice. All told, $10,931.91 was raised, of which Alice Mattson received $8,890, and the Go Bo Foundation received the balance. 

Musicians Jeanne Kuhns, Katie Dahl, Cathy Grier, Lynn Gudmundsen, Julian Hagen, Doc Heide, Paul Taylor, Solomon Lindenberg, Mike and Ted Fordnay, Nick Hoover, Elliot Goettelman, Rian Hill and Thor Thoreson donated their time and talents.

Donations to the Go Bo Foundation are accepted through the Door County Community Foundation.

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