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Cran-Con 2017: A high-tech fundraiser for local families struggling with medical expenses

CRAN-CON 2017 participants Ayla Connor, age 9 (left), Laura Connor and Maive Houe, age 5, all get rolling with special games Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Crandon old high school.

Richard D Ackley, Jr

When someone in the family faces a life-threatening disease, in addition to worry for a loved one’s life, the added financial stress of medical bills can be overwhelming. A local organization has created a unique fundraiser, Cran-Con 2017, to help alleviate some of that financial burden.

Raymond Keepers, co-organizer of Cran-Con 2017 “Gamers that Give with the Grace of God” was enthusiastic as he discussed this very first event, held at the old Crandon high school, Saturday, Oct.7 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. The event featured popular competitive video games with tournaments throughout the day.

For the full story, see this week’s issue of The Forest Republican.