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After Losing Loved One To Colon Cancer, Fargo Family Is Giving Back

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A Fargo family is mourning the loss of their loved one, Chip Johnson. He passed away Wednesday, after losing a battle with colon cancer. But, his family is turning the hard time into a community wide event to remember Chip, and benefit other families sharing a similar story.

For the past few years family friends have thrown a benefit to help chip pay for medical bills. But this year Chip and his wife wanted to pay back the community.

The fundraiser was set for Saturday, just days before his birthday. But, instead of canceling the benefit, his wife, Mary Johnson has turned it into a remembrance for chip called Bowlin' for Colon.

100% of the proceeds are going to Lend a Hand, a program that raises money for local families in a medical crisis.

Mary says families in the past have helped her, so why not give back to them. "He was a wonderful husband, wonderful father, and a great grandpa," she says, "Hard worker, loved his job, loved to bowl, he had two 300's."

If you want to go bowl with the family, and donate in Chip's memory you can on Saturday February 8th. Bowlin' for Colon will be held at Sunset Lanes in Moorhead from 1:00 PM to 4:00pm.

There will be bowling, a silent auction, and a bake sale.

You can find more information here: http://dakmed.org/lendahand/

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