Emily Fink

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Emily Fink is a senior communications specialist at Sanford Health Foundation.

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Oskar Binkard, 4, poses in a Captain America costume against a blue background.

Four-year-old superhero is stronger than cancer

Meet Oskar Binkard, the 2019 honorary chair of the 61 For 61 Radiothon
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‘Change In 24’ raises funds for patients battling cancer

Three out of four cancer patients say travel costs are a barrier to their care. This effort will help them.
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Planned gifts support what donors are passionate about

“Planned gifts ensure that your passions can be realized during your life and after you’re gone."
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Support the cause by attending one of several Sanford Health events planned for October.
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Giddy up for Cowboy Up Ride Against Cancer

“At Cowboy Up, we remember those who have been taken from us."
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61 For 61 honorary chair is 20-year-old leukemia survivor

Jayde Thompson was a freshman in college when she was diagnosed.
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Couple honors grandson through gift to Sanford Health NICU

Room at neonatal intensive care unit named after J.P., who was born 14 weeks prematurely.
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Dr. Zieman and nurses with guardian angel award for providing exceptional eye care

Exceptional eye care inspires giving

“I just wanted to recognize this team for diagnosing an eye emergency when at first glance it seemed routine.”
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Breast cancer survivor creates new Mother’s Day memories

Kari Matthys still remembers the feeling of holding her oldest daughter in her arms for the first time. “She was this little life that just depended on you for everything,” Matthys said. “I loved every minute of being a mom.” Now a mother of three, Matthys, from Hillsboro, North Dakota, loves sharing her life and […]
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Costco customers raise money for children’s hospitals

Costco has been a partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for more than 30 years. In that time, the retailer has raised more than $300 million for children’s hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, including Sanford Children’s Hospitals in Fargo, North Dakota, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This year, the Miracle Balloon campaign starts on […]
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Sanford Fargo Marathon: Run with a purpose

Missy Larson can’t wait for the Sanford Fargo Marathon on May 19. She’s looking forward to the excitement that builds around the starting line, racing with runners of all ages and hearing shouts of encouragement from hundreds of fans along the half-marathon route. “I’d have to say, the fans and spectators that line the streets […]
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Why I give: Dr. Thavam Thambi-Pillai

As a Sanford Heart transplant surgeon, Thav Thambi-Pillai, M.D., gives patients hope. “In my career, I can truly make a difference in the life of patients with organ failure,” he said. “When we transplant these patients, they get a second chance at life.” He also makes a difference through his support of the Gift of Time […]
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Individuals honored for Miracle Treat Day

Children’s Miracle Network honors DQ owner, DJ for efforts

Two longtime and dedicated supporters of Sanford Children’s Miracle Network were honored recently at the national Children’s Hospitals Week conference in Florida. Among the dozen awards presented, DeLon Mork, owner of the Dairy Queen in Madison, South Dakota, earned the Local Corporate Person of the Year award, and Chris Carter, DJ at KTWB radio in […]
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Miracle Maker Radiothon in Fargo starts Thursday

After having three children, Lana and Scott Beaton, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, knew what to expect during pregnancy and how to prepare to have another baby in the family. But the 20-week ultrasound of their fourth baby, a daughter, challenged everything they knew when they learned she had Down syndrome and a serious heart […]
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North Dakota drivers support local kids

The North Dakota Department of Transportation recently approved a Peace Garden State Sanford Children’s license plate. Each plate costs $25, with $15 of the fee coming back to the Sanford Health Foundation to benefit Sanford Children’s in Bismarck and Fargo, North Dakota. No matter what brings children and families through the doors, philanthropy helps make […]
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