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‘Free Gas’ Awarded from Fuel the Fight Event

“Free gas for a year” was a coveted prize at the First Annual Fuel the Fight cancer fundraiser held October 26 at Dakota Square Tesoro.  On November 2, prize sponsor United Community Bank of North Dakota presented the prize to the lucky winner, Sara Abrahamson.  Sara received 52 gas certificates, each worth $50.  “I drive a Suburban and I have a son who plays hockey, so I use a lot of gas,” Sara said.  Todd Vangsness, Regional Market President for United Community Bank, called the donation a great opportunity to ease the transportation costs of patients at the Trinity CancerCare Center.  “It was a good way to support the cause, and free fuel seemed like a perfect fit,” he said.  Fuel the Fight was a team effort by Tesoro and several local businesses, including United Community Bank, Trinity Health, Pepsi, KMOT-TV and West Dakota Fox, The Stereo Shop, KHRT Radio, and I. Keating, Inc.  Tentative estimates indicate the event raised more than $20,000 for cancer patients.  Shown from left are Shane Jordan, director of the Trinity CancerCare Center; Todd Vangsness, Regional Market President for United Community Bank; Sara Abrahamson, prize winner; and Al Evon, director of Trinity Health Foundation.


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