For over 30 years, Cities 97.1 has been dedicated to helping Local MN Charities and it’s no different in 2023.
This month as part of Cities Gives Back, we recognize Team Tucker, named after Tucker Helstrom who passed away at age nine after his battle with osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Team Tucker provides opportunities and assistance to kids who are fighting for their lives. They give kids who are battling life-threatening diseases opportunities to play, laugh and be surrounded by their loved ones. Team Tucker also provides safe family getaways and financial support to local families with children battling life-threatening illnesses. In 2022 they brought joy and financial support to over 40 children and they hope to grow that number with the help of your donations!
The team behind Team Tucker is all volunteer based and is led by Tucker’s mom, Dana, who currently runs the organization. In 2019, Dana started the Tucker’s Very Important Patients (VIPs) program and helped two VIPs. The program grew to 8 VIPs in 2020 and then 20 in 2021. In 2022 their numbers more than doubled, bringing joy and financial support to 42 VIPs for a grand total of 72 so far - and counting!
The help Team Tucker provides is personalized, arranged and delivered for each Very Important Patient and their family. Dana knows the demands and anguish those parents are experiencing, so she is determined to find how to responsibly use the donors’ money to bring the most joy. Your donations will help them keep up with all their Tucker’s VIPs in 2023.
To get involved or to make a donation, click HERE.