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Bethune fund gives hope to those in need
Group has raised nearly $400,000 to cover medical expenses since 2010
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An unidentified man makes a choice from the dozens of cakes, pies and other treats sold during Fridays benefit dinner for cancer patient Julie Horton. In addition to the meal and desserts, the Bethune Hope Fund arranged to raffle off a Christmas wreath and had other decorations and even an art print available for sale. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
Bethune is proving that small towns can do big things. Residents in and around Bethune have contributed nearly $400,000 in seven years to the Bethune Hope Fund, which raises money to offset non-insured medical costs for people from all over the Midlands. Friday, the fund hosted its 15th benefit meal, this time at The Woman’s Club of Bethune for a single mother who is battling bone cancer.