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Tori’s Angels Foundation annual fundraiser benefits local boy

April 25, 2013

Tyler Harris, 13-year-old son of Tina Eubanks, of Marshalltown, and Tom Harris, of Polk City, has recently been sponsored by Tori's Angels Foundation.

Tori's Angels raises funds to help the families of children accepted for assistance who have life-threatening medical conditions. Tyler was diagnosed five years ago with a tumor wrapped around his brain stem. He had surgery, radiation and chemo with some success in reducing the tumor, but the tumor has now grown. Tyler has started chemo treatments again, and the foundation pays for travel expenses to treatments.

Tori's Angels Foundation invites Tyler's friends and supporters to its annual breakfast free-will offering fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 5 at the Panora Community Center. The breakfast will feature french toast, sausage, eggs, juice, and coffee. All costs for the breakfast are donated, so 100 percent of the free-will donations help their sponsored children.

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Tyler Harris

Tori's Angels T-shirts and wrist bands in adult and children's sizes will also be available for purchase. The cost of the t-shirts and wristbands was underwritten by generous, anonymous donors so that all proceeds could benefit sponsored children.

Tori's Angels was founded in 2011 and was named for the community "angels" who generously supported its first recipient, Tori Heckman, of Panora. The foundation has now assisted seven children in Central Iowa, including children from Panora, Bagley, Grimes, Carroll, Polk City, and Altoona.

In addition to the breakfast fundraiser, donations can be mailed any time to: Bill Ridgley, Chairman,

Tori's Angels Foundation, 4677 Panorama Drive, Panora IA 50216

Supporters can also "Like" the Tori's Angels Foundation's Facebook page to receive regular updates on their supported children.

For more information about Tori's Angels or to request an application for assistance, contact the foundation's chairman, Bill Ridgley, at or 712-249-6423.



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