Monday, July 16, 2012

McHenry County Sheriff Officers Holding Fundraisers for Fellow Officer Battling Cancer - Corrections Officer Jessie Fruehe - Mom of 2 small kids

Officers from the McHenry County Sheriff's Department in Woodstock have planned several fundraising events for the month of July to help their fellow officer battling appendix cancer.

Officer Jessie Fruehe, who has two small children, was diagnosed with the disease a few months ago. Since that time, Fruehe has endured three invasive surgeries. She now faces chemotherapy treatment, which is estimated to last a minimum of at least six months, according to Officer Daniel Hulina, one of Fruehe's partners.

"A group of officers from our department have put together numerous events this month to try to raise $25,000 for Jessie and her children," Hulina said in an e-mail to Patch.

It is uncertain at this time when, or if, Fruehe will be able to return to her job as a corrections officer at the McHenry County Sheriff's Department.

The Upcoming Fundraising Events Include:

3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14:

Falcons Hockey Team vs. Enforcers Hockey Team fundraising game at Leafs Ice Centre, 801 Wesemann Dr., West Dundee.

Tuesday, Wednesday July 17 and 18:

Papa John's Pizza, 3804 W. Elm St., McHenry. Order pizza with necessary flyer and 10 percent of proceeds benefit the fundraiser. 815-385-7272.

Saturday, July 28:

The Moose Lodge, 3535 N. Richmond Rd., Johnsburg. "The Biggest Party in McHenry County" from noon to midnight. Poker tournament, BAGGO tournament, five live bands, silent aution and raffling of prizes donated by several McHenry County businesses. Noon to 4 p.m. activities for children.

More information is available on the "Fightin Back for Fruehe" Facebook page.

SUBMITTED BY: - Rosemarie "RO" Giambalvo