Archive for Thursday, October 27, 2005

Friends raise money for paralyzed woman

October 27, 2005

Friends of Jennifer Rodriguez, a 1998 Lansing High School graduate, will stage an event Saturday, Nov. 19, to help raise money to pay for rehabilitative equipment.

Rodriguez was paralyzed in March when she was shot during an act of domestic violence. The piece of equipment she needs costs $7,000, said Millie Heim.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Lansing High School. A pancake breakfast and silent auction will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. An art camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, and a dodgeball tournament will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Breakfast, which will be provided by Chris Cakes of Louisburg, will cost $6 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger.

Rodriguez will speak about her experience this weekend at a candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Leavenworth County Justice Center, 601 S. Third St., Leavenworth.

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