Benefit planned for UW-RF studentDustin Meyer lost 50 pounds in about three months this summer.
By: Laura Kruse, Staff Correspondent, River Falls Journal
Dustin Meyer lost 50 pounds in about three months this summer.
His weight loss plan didn’t involve limited eating, extra exercise or diet pills. Rather, his transformation was due to a severe case of ulcerative colitis, which led to the removal of his colon.
Although Meyer was covered by his parents’ health insurance because he’s a full-time student, bills have accumulated. A benefit for Meyer and his family is planned for Saturday, Oct. 3, in Roberts.
Meyer said his aunt Lori Meyer and cousin Tawny Meyer first presented the idea of having a benefit to him when he was in the hospital.
“I didn’t know what to think about it. It seemed like a lot of work, and it turned out to be,” he said.
A full day of activities is planned, including a 5K Run/Walk, fashion show, home run derby, dinner and auctions. Former teachers, family, local clubs and churches have stepped in to help with the planning. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will provide matching funds for the event.
A bank account has also been set up in Meyer’s name at First American Bank, 2424 Monetary Blvd., Hudson.
9 a.m.: 5K Walk/Run
1-2 p.m.: Ladies fashion show/tea party
1-5 p.m.: Country store
2-4 p.m.: Silent auction
3-5 p.m.: Kids carnival, home run derby, live music by family-friendly band TC Cats
4:30-7 p.m.: Spaghetti dinner and silent auction
7-8 p.m.: Live auction
For more information, go to: http://www.nanobasis.com/dustinmeyer/.
Read more about Dustin's story in this week's print edition of the River Falls Journal.