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Posted on Thu, Dec 1, 2011 : 8:23 a.m.

Dine at Dexter's Pub fundraiser to help families of Mott Children's Hospital patients

By Julie Baker

All of the proceeds raised during a Dine at Dexter's Pub fundraiser set for next week will benefit families of patients at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital during the holidays who are struggling with financial burdens of caring for their sick children.

The fundraiser is set for Dec. 8, with a silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m., at Dexter's Pub, 8114 Main St., Dexter. Ten percent of all meal prices of diners with a flyer will be donated to the Jerry Reed Memorial Fund, which benefits families burdened with health care costs.

The event will also feature a silent auction with University of Michigan sports memorabilia such as footballs signed by legendary former U-M football coach Lloyd Carr and a hockey stick signed by U-M men's hockey coach Red Berenson to special packages to businesses around Washtenaw County, according to a news release.

Click here to download the flyer.

Started in 2010, the Jerry Reed Memorial Fund was created in memory of former C.S. Mott Children's Hospital employee Jerry Reed. For 35 years, Reed worked as an activity therapist to make kids smile during often difficult stays in the hospital. Others around the hospital often gave him donations around the holidays knowing he would know who might benefit most from them, according to the release.

It has been more than a year since Jerry unexpectedly died at the age of 56. In honor of Jerry's generous spirit, this fund was started at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital to continue giving to patients in need during the holiday season.



Fri, Dec 2, 2011 : 8:30 p.m.

Jerry was a very loyal Mott Hospital employee and a good friend. I hope a lot of people turn out for this event. There are so many families with sick children who need a little help.