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'Racing For Danny' benefit, Saturday, July 14, at Big 4 Fairgrounds, Nashua

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Danny Lantow's passion for the unique sport of Chuckwagon Racing is legendary throughout the Midwest racing circuit.

Over the last twenty years, Danny has missed only two races, and both of those misses came during this year's 2012 racing season.

Danny has been hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He's fighting an infection in his ongoing battle against Cystic Fibrosis. Doctors diagnosed Danny's Cystic Fibrosis at birth. Now, at age 28, he's still fighting the chronic disease.

Cystic Fibrosis is a hereditary and chronic disease of the exocrine glands. A thick mucus eventually lines the body's organs and obstructs the pancreatic ducts and bronchial tubes. As the disease worsens over time, it often leads to infections. Organ transplants help battle the disease, but there is no cure.

Cystic Fibrosis claimed the life of Danny's older brother, Bill, in August of 2008. Bill was just 30-years old.  

To help Danny and his family with their mounting medical expenses, friends are organizing ‘Racing For Danny,' a special benefit fundraiser for Danny Lantow on July 14 at the Big 4 Fairgrounds in Nashua.

Kurt Bond, President of Chuckwagon Racers of Iowa and Minnesota, says the July 14 benefit for Danny at the Big 4 Fairgrounds will feature a night of exciting chuckwagon races, a dance and an auction.

Danny is co-owner of the ‘Blue L' Chuckwagon. Kurt says the chuckwagon races will start at 6:00 pm at the Big 4 Fairgrounds in Nashua, followed by the dance.

Organizers are still in need of donated items to be auctioned off during the dance. If you have a nice item to donate, just bring it with you to the benefit or arrange for someone else to make sure it gets to the auction in time.

Make plans to attend the ‘Racing For ‘Danny Chuckwagon Race and Benefit Dance, Saturday, July 14 at the Big 4 Fairgrounds in Nashua.   

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