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Dan Brown Benefit, Watford City, Dec. 12


December 2, 2020 | View PDF

Dan and LeeAnn Brown have been a part of the Watford City community since 2011. The Browns have been giving back to this amazing community by helping people move, finding shelter for families due to the tornado, holding family activity events and helping home businesses stay afloat.

As 2020 has not been hard enough, Dan was diagnosed with stage 3 prostate cancer on Sept. 1. Since then the cancer has been so aggressive that it has passed from the lymph nodes and now attaching to other organs.

Dan’s current treatment has definitely not been easy. He is currently taking heavy doses of radiation treatment five days a week and was prescribed chemo treatment in the pill form, which he has to take seven days a week. The cost of Dan’s treatment is $3,000 a day. After insurance Dan and LeeAnn are left with the patient responsibility of $850 and were told this would be their new normal for the next two years.

Dan and LeeAnn have been doing everything they can. With Dan’s radiation treatment in Bismarck Monday-Friday he is forced to commute a 100 miles one way to Dickinson so he can try and continue working knowing he has to drive the same 100 miles back to Bismarck that same day for the next day of treatment. LeeAnn manages the Long X Liquor Store during the week and has been able to spend time with Dan when he is able to come home to Watford City, from Bismarck on the weekend.

The Watford City community has always helped one another in dire times of need and now it is time to come together to help Dan & LeeAnn as they have for others in the past.

The Brown benefit will be held 5-8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 12 at Watford City Eagles Club and will include great food, music and a silent auction. The benefit goal is to raise $10,000. This will help eliminate the burden of Dan’s treatments and the financial strain of Dan’s driving back and forth on the weekends just to be able to see his wife, his best friend, for 32 hours before having to return to Bismarck.

Thank you, Watford City, for everything, anything helps & God Bless.


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