Twenty-one-year-old Britney Kleikamp wasn't expecting the word â??cancerâ?? when she started feeling ill. But after doctors located a tumor and fluid on her brain, she underwent major surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.
After going to school to be a legal secretary and also becoming engaged, Britney has many plans for her future. After Britney was diagnosed with cancer, her friends and family decided something more needed to be done. Since then, they've been organizing an event for her that the whole community can be a part of.
Carli Kelly and Jeannette Sword have been coordinating a run/walk benefit for Britney. â??I thought that doing a little 5k, non-competitive fun run would be a great idea, especially the 4th of July, getting some families together,â?? said Kelly.
The event on Facebook received close to 450 event confirmations, and over 100 have already pre-registered.
The run/walk event is happening at Marion Park in Norway on July 4, but coordinators said more than just running can be expected. â??As well as the drawing, we're having a silent auction for the event, items that artists have donated--wood carvings, paintings, diamond earrings,â?? said Sword.
Businesses in the area have also shown their support for the event and for the girl they've come to know and love. â??The support has just been phenomenal,â?? Kelly said.
Registration for the event begins on July 4 from 8 until 9 a.m., with the run beginning at 9:15. Donations to Britney can be made online on her Caring Bridge site at www.caringbridge.org/visit/britneykleikamp
Tickets for a raffle of items can be purchased from Stone Road Coffee and Decor located on US-2 in Norway.