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NDAD creates Faye Gibbens Memorial Grant

It is with great pride that NDAD announces the establishment of the Faye Gibbens Memorial Grant. NDAD will award a $5,000 grant to an agency/organization to be used for a health, welfare, social service or educational purpose for at-risk populations. … Continue reading

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NDAD leadership shift: Gibbens remains president, Santer new CEO

As NDAD approaches its 40th anniversary, the North Dakota charitable nonprofit organization is announcing a historic shift in its leadership: • Ron Gibbens, who co-founded the organization in 1975, has resigned from his longtime role as chief executive officer. Gibbens … Continue reading

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New NDAD Insider newsletter offers an Escape

Use this link — http://www.ndad.org/newsletter.asp — to download the digital edition of the latest NDAD Insider newsletter. It’s a special edition focusing on 20 years of NDAD’s adaptive water recreation extravaganza known as Escape to the Lake. The 2014 Escape … Continue reading

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Photos of adaptive water skiing fun at 20th Escape to the Lake

Adaptive water recreation took center stage at NDAD’s 20th Escape to the Lake, held June 21 near Center, N.D., at Nelson Lake. Sporting Chance of Bismarck, the Aqua Addicts performance ski team of Aberdeen, S.D., and founding partner Texas Adaptive … Continue reading

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Benefit Saturday for Forks’ drummer cancer patient Terry Tibiatowski

You’re invited to attend Saturday’s special benefit to help Grand Forks mechanic and musician Terry Tibiatowski, 52, who has Stage 4 colon cancer. Plenty of silent auction and raffle items will be available, including hundreds of restaurant and pizza certificates, … Continue reading

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NDAD’s 20th Escape to the Lake a few weeks away

The 20th Escape to the Lake created by NDAD is set for Sat., June 21, at Nelson Lake Recreation Area near Center, N.D., in Oliver County northwest of Bismarck and Mandan. The adaptive water recreation event gives people with a … Continue reading

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BENEFIT FOR CINDY JO ADAMS SATURDAY: Reynolds, N.D., woman pushes onward after grueling cancer treatment

The flier for Saturday’s benefit for Cindy Jo Adams of rural Reynolds, N.D. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., and the benefit starts at 4 p.m., beginning with dinner and a silent auction. (More details on the flier). The 48-year-old real … Continue reading

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Terry Harmon benefit set for Satuday: ‘Nice to know people care about you’

By Mike Brue  GRAND FORKS — A little more than a year ago, Terry Harmon began a new health journey that turned into a roller coaster ride. “It’s been a tough haul,” he said this week. Still, the 51-year-old Grand … Continue reading

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NDAD’s busy free assistive equipment loan program re-stocked

February was a busy month for the Grand Forks portion of NDAD’s free short-term equipment loan program. Even though February is the year’s shortest month, the program provided 95 pieces of assistive equipment out of its Grand Forks office – … Continue reading

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GRANT CAMPBELL BENEFIT TONIGHT: Grand Forks 18-year-old not letting near-fatal stroke keep him down

By Mike Brue Grant Campbell wants very much to remember what happened to him at the start of this year. An 18-year-old from Grand Forks, Grant only knows only what he’s been told, or what he’s read in his family’s … Continue reading

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