Mark Dudzik Benefit

Event occured on Sun, Nov 13 2011, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

BURLINGTON - Friends and co-workers of Mark Dudzik, a local newspaper reporter critically injured in a bicycling crash in September, will host a benefit event on Nov. 13 at Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Ave.

The benefit, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m., will feature food, live music, raffles and auctions.

The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling Tracy Ouellette at (262) 763-3512, ext. 167.

Proceeds from the event will be used to pay medical expenses and the cost of continued medical insurance.

Dudzik, who was a reporter for the Burlington Standard Press for nearly nine years and an editor for the Waterford Post and Westine Report the past two, was struck by a pickup truck while participating in an organized bike ride in Sheboyan County on Sept. 17.

He spent several weeks in a coma with multiple injuries at a Neenah hospital and has since been transferred to rehabilitation center in the Milwaukee area. He faces months of recovery.

Dudzik, a husband and father of two children, ages 10 and 7, was the primary breadwinner for his family.

Anyone wishing to donate items for auction or raffle at the benefit should contact Jennifer Eisenbart at (262) 763-3512, ext. 148.

Donations payable to "Friends of Mark Dudzik Benefit" may be sent to North Shore Bank, 116 S. Pine St., Burlington, WI 53105, or in person at any North Shore Bank location.

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