The Kari Deimer
Answer to Cancer Benefit
On December 12, 2010, Kari Deimer passed away at the age of 31 after a short and intense battle with Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer).
Before her symptoms began during summer and her October diagnosis, Kari led a vibrant and full life, embracing every opportunity to connect with her family and friends and serve others.
Kari graduated from St. Mary's Grade School, Hortonville High School Class of 1997 and UW-Oshkosh in 2004. She served in the Army National Guard for thirteen years, most recently as Captain and Company Commander for Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) 132nd Brigade Support Battalion. She was also
employed as a graphic designer for Community First Credit Union.
Kari’s cancer was rare and aggressive and while it weakened her body, her spirit remained positive throughout her treatment. This event is a tribute to Kari’s fun and fighting spirit, to raise funds to benefit the important work of the American Cancer Society in Kari’s memory.
The Kari Deimer Answer to Cancer Corp. is a 501(c)3. Your donations may be tax deductible.
Wolf River Raft Race - 3rd Annual
Participants embark from Damn Yankees for the 11.5 mile race to the finish.
The Wolf River Raft Race is an annual cancer research benefit held at New London, WI. The race is July 27th, 2013 and begins up river at Damn Yankees where the endurance class will launch at 8:30am and kayaks and canoes at 9:30am. Everyone else will start at Volz's Landing at 10:30am. The first contestants can usually reach the finish at The Waters Supper Club in New London just before noon. The public is invited to spectate and enjoy the festivities.
At noon the festivities begin at The Water Supper Club & Lounge in New London. There are games, food, a raffle, basket drawings, and you can purchase t-shirts or wristbands. Watch contestants arrive at the finish line throughout the afternoon. The evening is topped off by the Rooftop Jumpers band from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.
Visit the news page for latest raft race updates, or get raft race merchandise. Lodging, kayak & canoe rentals, and area interests are listed on the links page.
Enter the Race
Ready for some great adventure? Browse the 'Entries & Registration' menu at the top of this page to learn about the race, it's rules, classes, and how to enter. Prizes are awarded for various classes and 'fun' categories. Some raft building materials are available.
Last year we were able to donate $11,000.00 to cancer research. Our goal for this year is $15,000.00, I know with all our wonderful volunteers and sponsors we will not have a problem reaching this goal. Browse the 'Be a Sponsor / Donate' menu at the top of the page to learn more.
Please patronize the sponsors who are making this event possible!
Click on the links below to visit their sites