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Community Gives Back to Volunteers in Need

Updated: 04/13/2014 10:36 PM
Created: 04/13/2014 9:52 PM WDIO.com

On Sunday, the Duluth community gave back to two volunteers who have been giving back for years.

Taire Suliin was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Friends and volunteers put on a benefit for her and her husband, Randy, at Grandma's Sports Garden on Sunday.

Nikki Haenke, a "Team Suliin" volunteer, said Taire and Randy are longtime volunteers.

"They're known for doing everything they possibly can to help the community out," she said. "They are major volunteers. They help with Grandma's Marathon every year, they help with Day of Caring, they help with everything. ... What goes around comes around, and Taire and Randy have given so much back to the community. It's time for the community to give back to them."

The benefit beat its goal of $8,000. They raised $13,000 for the Suliins' medical expenses, and about 500 people showed up.

People can still donate to Team Suliin through Pioneer Bank at the downtown Duluth location.

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