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2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Auction to Help Mom in Need

Emily Progin, PR and Communications Coordinator / 800.642.8399

Release: Immediate


Montoursville’s Jennifer Kershner Needs a Kidney/Pancreas Transplant

Montoursville, Pa.—On Saturday, March 23 from 7 to 11 a.m., chow down and bid for a good cause at the 2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction at American Legion Post 104 (1312 Broad St) in honor of Jennifer Kershner, a Montoursville mom who needs a lifesaving kidney/pancreas transplant.

Jennifer Kershner is described by her family as a “vibrant 47-year-old” wife and mother who has been fighting end-stage renal disease for more than 7 years. She grew up in Montoursville, graduated from Montoursville Area High School in 1989, and is a familiar face at Weis Markets, where she has worked for over a decade. “She would like to watch her youngest daughter graduate high school, then college,” explain loved ones, “and see her only grandchild grow up!” A transplant is Jennifer’s only hope for a healthy future.

According to Milliman, billed charges associated with a kidney/pancreas transplant can exceed $618,000. To help with the huge out-of-pocket cost of pre- and post-transplant care, Jennifer is fundraising with the national nonprofit Help Hope Live at Proceeds from the 2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction will be donated to Help Hope Live in honor of Jennifer Kershner.

Enjoy the event for just $8 for adults and $5 for children aged 6 to 12. Kids 5 and under eat free! Contact Duke Kershner with questions at Can’t make it? Donate at any time at or by calling 800.642.8399. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all funds raised will be used to offset medical costs via Help Hope Live’s Mid-Atlantic Transplant Fund. Find upcoming fundraisers online!

Help Hope Live is a national nonprofit that specializes in engaging communities in fundraising campaigns for people who need a transplant or are affected by a catastrophic injury or illness. Since 1983, campaigns organized by Help Hope Live have raised over $135 million to pay patient expenses. ###

Written by Emily Progin