Boyden, Iowa — The northwest Iowa community came together to wrap its arms around a Boyden girl and her family on Saturday night (10/19/13). Twelve-year-old Mady Hansmann is battling cancer, and her friends and neighbors organized a benefit to help her family “kick cancer” with financial support for their medical and other expenses. It was this past Saturday night at the Boyden-Hull Elementary in Boyden.
One of the organizers of the event, Darnell Clark, says after a little issue with the ice cream machine at the beginning, everything went well.
Clark says that due to privacy concerns they will not be releasing the total dollar figure from the supper and auction, so we asked her to describe the auction in a word.
Mady Hansmann is 12 years old and attends Boyden-Hull Schools, where she is in the 7th grade.