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Beers for Rears raises over $11,000 to help fight colon cancer

Colon Cancer Coalition

On November 30th, Megan Salden and family paired up with Chumly’s Bar in Waconia, MN to raise money for the Colon Cancer Coalition’s Get Your Rear in Gear – Twin Cities run/walk on May 18th.

Bill Salden and Paul Schueble of Chumly’s Bar

Megan’s father, Bill Salden, was diagnosed with colon cancer in December of 2011. After one round of treatment, doctors told the family that there was nothing left to be done for Bill. However, the family wasn’t content with that answer. They knew that they could do something; they could raise money to fight this cruel disease.

A good family friend and owner of Chumly’s Bar, Paul Schueble, had been diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012. Of course when they told him of their plan to host a fundraiser, he was more than happy to hop aboard. The event was called “Beers for Rears.” And yes, there was beer involved.

Chumly’s Bar was packed for the event

From 5-9 p.m. there was unlimited beer for $20 a cup along with a silent auction, raffle tickets, cancer bracelets and team t-shirts. Bill, who was placed on hospice four days before the event, was able to attend for a few hours. The support was overwhelming; the bar was so crowded that many people could not even get in. All in all, about 200 people attended with a total of $11,569 raised for Get Your Rear in Gear.

The family’s team name is Team Semicolon. It’s safe to say that there will be a large group of them at the Get Your Rear in Gear – Twin Cities Race this year!

The Salden Family

Megan’s father passed away on December 14th full of pride for his children and friends for executing such a meaningful event. Fortunately, Paul Schueble of Chumly’s bar is doing very well. He is positively responding to treatments and his cancer is shrinking.

Want to join the fun? The Salden family is planning on making Beers for Rears an annual event, likely to be on the weekend after Thanksgiving.

The Salden Family

Chumly’s Bar was packed for the event

Bill Salden and Paul Schueble of Chumly’s Bar