'Fuel the Fight' helps those battling cancer travel for treatment

Published: Oct. 26, 2018 at 7:54 PM CDT
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Trinity CancerCare teamed up with Tesoro and members of the Minot community Friday in supporting cancer patients who have to travel long distances for treatment.

As part of the 'Fuel the Fight' event, community members sat in a dunk tank at the Tesoro gas station on 16th Street SW in Minot.

The money generated from "dunking" local personalities will go to gas cards to help for travel fees for patients.

Fifteen percent of Friday’s sales at Tesoro also went to the cause, and there was also a silent auction.

“Fifty percent of our patients travel more than 50 miles round trip, some of those daily, or multiple times a week. And so with that comes a very high cost of fuel, and one of the biggest barriers we find with patients seeking oncology services is out-of-pocket expenses, one of them being the fuel costs when it comes to transportation. So it's very important that we are able to support these people during this time of their oncology journey,” said Shane Jordan, Trinity CancerCare Center director.

The dunk tank event alone raised roughly $1,100.