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The PPFBA (Palatine Police and Fire Benevolent Association) is hosting a fundraiser for the Dahlem family. Mark Dahlem is a 23 year veteran of the Palatine Police Department who is currently battling brain cancer. Mark is married to Kim Dahlem who grew up in Palatine and attended Palatine High School. Kim worked in District 211 for years and now serves in the Crystal Lake High School District. Mark & Kim have two children, Abby (15) and Jack (10).
Mark was diagnosed with brain cancer in November 2017. Mark had surgery to remove the presenting tumor and followed up with radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Mark returned to work late last year, before he found out there were additional tumors present. Mark had a second brain surgery last month. He is expected to undergo extensive chemotherapy upon recovering from the surgery. After numerous trips to specialists at Duke University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, medical bills are starting to accrue. Health insurance will only cover so much and is placing a great financial burden on the family.
The Dahlem fundraiser will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Oak Alley in Palatine from 3-8 pm. Tickets to attend will cost $30 per person. The cost includes open bar and pizza. The fundraiser will include a 50/50 raffle and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for various prizes, including sports tickets, jerseys and gift certificates from various local establishments.
If you, or someone you know, would like to make a donation for the raffle, please feel free to give them my contact information as well.
Attached is the flyer for the event, please feel free to forward this email and attached flyer to anyone you know that might like to attend or support the Dahlem Family.
Thank you very much.
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To Pay Online or donate to the event, go to our Donate/Payment page.