Bismarck bike ride raises $ 15,000 for Hunter’s Smile
BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – Hunter Seifert, from Bismarck, lost his battle with cancer just before his 17th birthday. It was a patient and friend of orthodontist Dustin Hollevoet, who came up with the idea for Hunter’s Smile, a group that preserves Hunter’s legacy.
Dozens of runners wore capes with Hunter’s name on their bike ride on Saturday.
Hunter’s Smile is a project that helps children wear braces in honor of Hunter Seifert.
“When Dr Hollevoet found out that Hunter had been diagnosed (with cancer) he did so many wonderful things with Hunter, kind of took him under his wing,” said Hunter’s mother Julie Seifert.
This summer, Hunter’s parents and Dr Dustin Hollevoet set out to create the Superhero Bike Ride, raising money for Sanford so teens can keep busy during cancer treatments.
“Everything we do today is an extension of him and who he was and I think the temperature dropped a bit today because of him, the sun came out because of him,” Hollevoet said. .
Your news manager met Hunter in April 2018. Anyone who met him knows how remarkable he was.
“Hunter had that effect on people once you got to know him. It has crept into your heart a bit, ”Seifert said.
And this effect on people continues thanks to the generosity of others, valued at $ 15,000.
Hunter’s parents said plans are already underway for next year’s bike ride. 100% of the proceeds will benefit childhood cancer and help children get treatment locally.
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