Benefit to raise funds for Tim Kane, family

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
Tim Kane has been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. A benefit will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Henry County Fairgrounds in Cambridge. Misty Wilson is pictured with some of the items for an auction.

    A benefit for Tim Kane and his family will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Henry County Fairgrounds in Cambridge. Tim and his wife, Chris, have three children, T. J. 19, and twins, Trevor and Travis, 10.

    Kane was diagnosed July 13 with stage 4 cancer affecting his colon, liver and left lung. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy and unable to work.

    The benefit, being planned by a group of friends and family, will help the family offset some of the medical bills. Working on the fund-raiser is Ken and Diane Poppy, Rick and Sue Franck, Rick and Nancy Turner, Bob and Julie Stach, Dan and Misty Wilson, Kevin Remick and Kathy Sheehy, John and Carla Witter, Terry and Angela Anderson, Tammy and Doug Nuckles, Steve and Dawn Michlig, Bruce and Sandy Hull and Brad and Jenny Kruger.

    “You never know how nice it is to live in a small town until something like this happens to you,” said Kane. “I can’t believe the support we have received.”

    On Sunday, Oct. 10, a best ball golf tournament will be held at Baker’s Park in Kewanee. Registration for the tournament has concluded.

    The day of the benefit, Oct. 16, will begin with a “Ride for Tim” at Rudy’s in downtown Cambridge.

    Registration for the ride will begin at noon with the last rider out at 2 p.m. The ride will include 50 miles of beautiful Henry County scenery. Motorcycles, cars, trucks and vans are welcome.

    The ride will end at the benefit at the fairgrounds.

    The best poker hand will win $100. For more information, contact Carla Witter at 937-5748 or Greg Wiles at 937-5363.

    The benefit will include a hog roast and dance featuring live entertainment featuring a local band, “Motorbiscuit.”

    The dinner will include a pulled pork sandwich, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, salad, dessert and beverage.

    There will also be a live auction, silent auction, a raffle for a half-processed beef or 42” flat screen television and a 50/50 raffle. The beef was donated to the benefit by Darren and Doris Hutchinson.

    “We have received a lot of wonderful prizes,” stated Poppy, one of the organizers. “There will be something for everyone.”

    Some of the items for the live and silent auction include: an overnight stay at the Ramanda Inn, a car polisher/buffer, a 12 volt battery jumper, a personal lap top multifunction work station, a 1999 Illinois Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Print entitled “Touch of Autumn by Harold Rice”, Applebee’s gift certificates, Carlos O’Kelly’s gift certificates, a blue ray DVD player, movie tickets to the Great Escape in Moline, a gift basket from Geneseo Community Park District including movie tickets, batting lessons, a bathroom makeover, bears items, a 3’x5’ jute rug, GoJo gallon, bird feeder, quilted purse and deluxe 12 pack cooler.

    Other items are: t-shirts, a gift certificate for Gaye’s Gallery of Gifts, a WalMart gift card, McDonald’s gift certificates, bowling games from Lee’s Lanes, four green fees at Maple Bluff Golf Course from Farmers National Bank, two reserved seats from the St. Louis Cardinals, an autographed Sean Marshall picture from the Chicago Cubs, two cutting boards from the Cambridge Champs 4-H Club, four Nascar K and N Pro Series tickets from Iowa Speedway and a Nascar tire from Cambridge Car Corner.

    More items include autographed pictures of NasCar drivers Matt Kenseth, David Ragan, Joey Logano, A. J. Allmendinger and Greg Biffle, home decor items, a sightseeing pass for Celebration Belle, a gift certificate for Marquis Pet Resort and Spa, a Isabel Bloom “Blessing” sculpture, a girls bathroom basket, a boys bathroom basket, a candle basket, two players buffet at Jumer’s Casino and Hotel, and two buffets and an overnight stay at Isle Casino Hotel.

    Additional items include: two lift tickets and and one ski and Z at Chestnut Mountain Resort, a concrete Harley logo, and small Harley logo, a heater with a $50 LP refill gift card  and some tupperware from Hutchinson Electric, Field of Dreams stuff, a Chicago Blackhawks at Wrigley panoramic framed photograph, a Chicago Cubs panoramic framed photograph, a Chicago Blackhawks panoramic framed photograph, a Chicago Blackhawks team picture with net from game 6, a Chicago Blackhawks 16 x 20 team photo on ice (framed), Dynasty Banners for both the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs and a Walter Payton GY piece.

    The benefit will also have things for the farmers.

    Some of the items to be sold on the live or silent auction include six bags of Pioneer seed corn, 12 bags of Pioneer seed soybeans, four bags of LG seed corn, two bags of Stone seed corn and two free loads of shipping of corn to the Galva or Annawan ethanol plants by B and M Trucking.

    More items are being received everyday for the benefit. Anyone wishing to donate items, should contact Poppy at 521-8497, Sue Franck at 937-5123 or Sandy Hull at 937-2139.

    Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation to the Kane family may also do so at BankORION in Cambridge.