Casey Bartz Fundraiser
You may recognize Dr. Casey Bartz, a local optometrist. He was diagnosed in March with a rare cancer in his chest called a germ cell tumor (teratoma). He had thoracic and neck surgery at Mayo to remove the tumor and lymph nodes, but due to complications of the surgery, three additional surgeries were necessary. Due to chemotherapy and recovery from surgery, he has been unable to work doing eye exams. As a small businessman, any time away from his practice has direct negative financial implications. Casey is a graduate of Concordia and has been an integral part of both FM Opera and the FM Choral Artists for many years.
Funds will be used to help cover past and future expenses (fuel, meals, hotel rooms) associated with care at Mayo, as well as lost wages. Online donations made here through this Lend A Hand Up fundraiser have the added benefit of being boosted 20% (up to $5000 per fundraiser), making your generosity go further. Cash/Check donations should be made directly to Casey Bartz and dropped by any Bell Bank location. Check back here regularly for updates and ways you can help.