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Elk Mound community raises money for teen’s cancer treatment

Elk Mound (WQOW) – The town of Elk Mound came together Saturday in support of a young girl battling a rare form of leukemia.

15-year-old RaiLynn Barnard is currently undergoing chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. To help with her family’s medical bills, a local motorcycle group called Sons of Peter organized a silent auction, fundraising dinner and bike ride in RaiLynn’s honor.

Over 100 items were auctioned off, and dozens of people came with donations throughout the night.

The group’s president, Daniel Christiansen, said the group wanted to help out because the group knew the community would do the same for any of them.

“When someone is down, someone is having a hard time, your other fellow church members step in and lift you up and raise you up, so that when you are going through a hard time, those people will be there to also help you through that,” Christiansen said . “And that’s all we’re doing here, we’re helping someone who’s going through a hard time.”

Donations to the Barnard family for RaiLynn’s treatment can be made in a check to Cornerstone Apostolic Church with RaiLynn Barnard in the memo line.

Checks can be mailed to:
Cornerstone Apostolic Church
P.O. Box 64
Elk Mound, WI 54729

Mary Pautsch

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