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Benefit for RJ Manke is Sunday

October 22, 2016 GMT

A community benefit will be held Sunday for RJ Manke, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 Burkitt’s lymphoma. This rare and rapidly growing cancer affects the lymphatic system and can also spread to other organs and tissues in the body.

It is open to all and will be held at Beaver Dam Conservation Club, W9554 Highway G. Activities begin with trap shoot registration at 9 a.m., followed by a trap shoot tournament at 10 a.m. There will be a pig roast at 11 a.m. and a live auction at 1 p.m., along with a 50/50 raffle and basket raffles. Immediately after the live auction a cornhole tournament will start. The benefit also features many activities for children including pumpkin decorating and inflatable bounce houses.

Since the diagnosis he and his family have spent many days at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison. Manke has undergone three rounds of chemotherapy treatment, five blood transfusions and three platelet transfusions.

RJ Manke is the loving son of Mike Manke and Robin Damman, both graduates of Beaver Dam High School. Mike Manke recently accepted a position with Neuman Pools Inc. in Beaver Dam. Damman has been an employee and supervisor for UPS for the past 14 years.

For more information about the event or to follow Manke’s story, visit his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rjsarmy.