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2023 LEND A HAND SPORTS CHARITY EVENT
Hosted by: LDFH Head Coach Linda Kreiser
Our 12th Annual Lend A Hand Sports Charity Event included a Field Hockey Tournament on Saturday May 6 2023. The tournament ran from 8am to 5pm.
The five recipients who will shared the proceeds this year are:
Our 2023 LAH Recipients
Ken Freeland: Ken, an LDMS basketball coach, was diagnosed with head and neck squamous cell cancer. He had radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery to remove the cancer. In 2021, he was diagnosed with more squamous cells in the sinus. Radiation and Keytruda seemed to have the condition under control. In 2022, metastasized Squamos cells were found in the lymph nodes in his neck and lungs. Ken’s condition has made it impossible to eat solid foods. He has been on a liquid diet since 2018.
Gale Freeland: Gale, Ken’s wife, has been diagnosed with Melanoma of the brain, adrenal glands and lymph nodes. She has had six Melanoma-related seizures in the past 15 months, each more severe than the previous one. Gale has been in and out of the hospital, and she no longer can drive. Lend a Hand will help both Ken and Gale with mounting medical bills.
Laura Souders: Laura, a former LD elementary and MS teacher, suffered from a brain bleed which caused a stroke. Laura had to undergo surgery to relieve pressure on her brain. She was hospitalized and then moved to a rehabilitation center. Unfortunately, the event resulted in paralysis on the left side of her body. Laura is working hard in rehab to regain strength and mobility.
Christie Gamber: Christie, an LD elementary teacher, was diagnosed with metastasized liver cancer and a broken C4 vertebrae from a tumor in her neck. She will have a number of immunotherapy treatments over the next three months. Christie’s children have been LD athletes. Daughter Janelle played field hockey, and son Clint was a talented football player who currently coaches at LD. Lend a Hand will relieve some of the financial burdens the Gamber family faces, as well as show Christie that she has community support.
Email us at Info@lend-a-hand.net
Lend a Hand was founded and organized by
Coach Linda Kreiser,
Head Coach Lower Dauphin Field Hockey for 45 years.
Coach Kreiser is a nationally known and recognized and has impacted the lives of thousands of young athletes over the years.
The Lend A Hand event is a program supported by the Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation, a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization
The special one-day annual Lend A Hand Sports Charity Event is highlighted with “fun” field hockey tournaments for middle school, and high school teams from around the region. Families, friends, field hockey fans and community members attend to watch fun and competitive field hockey and enjoy all the special activities that are happening while the games are played.
The one-day annual Charity Event is highlighted with “fun” for All.
Bags of raffle items will be available during the event and are full of donated items from individuals and businesses from the area.
Live music entertainment offers a time to relax and enjoy the food from the concessions stand.
Helping LD Families faced with:
Flood Recovery, Car Accident Recovery, MS, Cancer, ALS