Every thirty-eight minutes, an American child suffering from a life-threatening medical condition gets their last wish granted. This is the product and goal of the Make-A-Wish non-profit organization; to create hope and joy, while invoking strength and empowerment. Sue Fischer has been one of the regional ambassadors for the organization since its beginnings in Aberdeen. Fischer was initially hooked “when I saw the difference that getting a wish made for these children.” To positively impact this area, Fischer, along with volunteers, has set up an annual poker run, which benefits local children. “Every dollar we raise in Aberdeen stays in South Dakota,” she said. Currently, there are four children facing life-threatening illnesses in Aberdeen. The money raised in this year’s poker run will go toward granting their wishes.
The run will be held at Biegler’s C&S Motorsport on July 23. The entry fee is $20 per rider, which includes a lunch provided by Steve and Christy Biegler before the event starts. Registration will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and all motorized vehicles are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Sue Fischer at 605-229-1072. // — Erin Ballard