Helping Jason Freiboth

This is totally a worthwhile cause: Bend resident Jason Freiboth (and "longtime Bend park district sports program do-it-all" as the Bulletin mentions) is suffering from skin cancer, and the community is rallying around him with support.

This was sent to me today, so I’m running it in its entirety:

Friends and supporters of the Freiboths,

As many of you know, Jason has been in the fight of his life battling cancer. The impact on his whole family has been overwhelming. What they need right now is for their friends and the community to come forward to provide support so Jason and his family can focus all their energy on this tremendous battle.

Because so many people have asked just how they can help, we thought we’d put together a list of ways you can support them in their time of need:

  • Make a donation in the Freiboth’s name to Bend Take-Out. Their phone number is 382-8844. You can call them between 10:30am – 2:00pm or 4:30 – 9:00pm and tell them you want to make a contribution to the Jason Freiboth account. They take Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. You can also send a check This allows the family to order food that they enjoy, in quantities that are right for them, and get it when they need it.
  • Attend the Spaghetti Feed for the Freiboths on Sunday, November 16th at Aspen Hall between 4:00 and 8:00pm. All proceeds will be put into an account set up at US Bank for the Freiboths.
  • Make a donation directly to the Freiboth account at US Bank. A special account has been set up so that Candy can access it to help with the many bills they are dealing with around Jason’s treatment and keeping the family going.
  • Other fundraising ideas are in the works. If you have questions please give Russ Holliday a call at 389-7275 x 108 or Todd LaFrenz at 389-4361.

We are so encouraged by the many people who have been willing to help their family. We know that they greatly appreciate all of the support and well wishes from the community. Thanks for helping in any way that you are able.

They have a blog, too. In addition:

Thursday, November 20th will be Jason Freiboth Day at Tony’s Deli. A percentage of all sales that day will be donated to the Freiboth Family. Tony’s Deli is located at 320 SW Century Drive, Suite 410. Their hours are 10:30 am to 6:30 pm. Stop by or call (647-1653) to get lunch or dinner. They offer a variety of hot entrees, wraps, grinders, sandwiches, salads and soups. They also have "Take ‘n Bake" and catering platters. Enjoy some good food and support Jason at the same time!

Lots of opportunities to help out.

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