For the Benefit of Dan

$11,450 of $15k goal

Raised by 47 people in 33 months
Cindy 'Ottesen' Crandall  SUTTONS BAY, MI
Laurie and Dan Sohasky are needing some help from friends and family. Dan Sohasky has been diagnosed with cancer and he and his wife have many medical expenses. A group of friends have gotten together to form "A Benefit For Dan" to help relieve some of the pressures a cancer diagnosis can bring to a family. Laurie Sohasky has been the creator of the 4-H after and before School program, Kid's Club. She has touched many families by helping parents have a safe place for latch key child care. She has specialized in helping kids and then giving them jobs as they graduate from the program and go onto college. She has touched many people's lives in Leelanau County. Laurie's husband Dan was a YMCA Soccer coach for many years and has volunteered at Suttons Bay School many times while his sons, Adam and Jason were enrolled there. Our Community is happy to get together to help the Sohasky family during this difficult time.
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Update 14
23 months ago

After a long hard, fought battle, Dan lost his fight with cancer last Saturday. Dan's passed away at home, surrounded by his family.

Dan's wife Laurie, his sons Adam and Jason and his daughter-in-law Ashley, along with many other family and friends will feel the loss of this amazing man each and every day.

At this time, visitation for Dan will be at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay on Friday, October 24th from 6:00 - 8:00 in the evening.

Funeral services will be at St. Michaels church in Suttons Bay on Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 am.

Donations for the family to help with on-going expenses can be made through this site.

It is with deep sadness that we say good-bye to Dan. He will be truly missed.
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Update 13
32 months ago

We still have wonderful people donating to help Dan and Laurie out. Thank Lertola's, and O'Hara's for supporting this wonderful family. We are closer than ever.
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Update 12
32 months ago

Woo, Hoo!!! Look at our numbers now!!! The Benefit for Dan dinner was a huge success and raised a large amount of the funds we need.

So many thanks to all of you who have contributed to our site here. Please share this good news with others. We are getting closer to our goal every day!!!

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Update 11
32 months ago

What an outpouring of support Tuesday at the benefit for Dan and Laurie!!! So many people braved the winter storm to help out. Thank you!

Many more have been calling and asking if they can still help out. Please pass the word that donations are still being taken and with the funds raised Tuesday night, we are getting closer to our goal every day.

Donations can still be made at any branch of Northwestern Bank in the Traverse Cit/Suttons Bay area or here at our Go Fund Me page.
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$11,450 of $15k goal

Raised by 47 people in 33 months
Created December 29, 2013
Cindy 'Ottesen' Crandall  
BC
$20
Brooke Crandall
23 months ago

The Sohasky family continues to be in my thoughts and prayers. Dan always had a smile and laugh for everyone and he will be sorely missed. All my love to this incredible family.

DB
$50
Dorene Boyd
23 months ago
KT
$200
Kate Thornhill
23 months ago
JS
$50
Jim & Angie Sirmeyer
23 months ago
SC
$100
Seeco Contracting Corp
23 months ago
BS
$100
bill smith
23 months ago

Peace to all.

$50
Anonymous
32 months ago
KO
$50
Kelly & Kevin O'Hara
32 months ago
BA
$7,500
Benefit for Dan Fund Raiser Dinner and Silent Auction
32 months ago (Offline Donation)
CS
$75
Connie Sohasky
32 months ago

Cousin Dan, I am so sorry you have to experience this horrible disease. You and Laurie are in my prayers and thoughts. Connie Sohasky

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