Noah’s Love benefit returns for third year


Noah’s Love 3rd Childhood Cancer Fundraiser will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the Lincoln Amvet Hall in Lincoln from 4:30 p.m. to midnight.

There will again be a silent auction, raffle and meal along with live entertainment provided by the Craig Gerdes Band.

The meal will begin at 6:30 and consist of pulled pork sandwiches smoked by John Shouse, cheesy potatoes, beans, Leah Cupcakes, bars, cookies and drink.

This event is in honor of Noah Ohrt, son of Ed and Kathy Ohrt of Gladbrook.

Noah was a freshman in high school when he was diagnosed at age 15 with Ewing Sarcoma. Noah fought with courage and strength for two years.

He became an Angel at age 17, on March 8, 2014.

Ewing’s Sarcoma is a very aggressive primary form of bone cancer and can be in the bone or soft tissue.

Noah loved life and lived everyday to the fullest. Noah loved the outdoors, fishing, kayaking, dirt biking and snowmobiling and having his girlfriend Kyleah and friends over for a campfire.

Noah enjoyed helping on the family farm. He had an awesome sense of humor we all loved and compassion for others.

Noah loved football and played for the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels Football team and was a big fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Noah was also a member of the Gladbrook Gals & Guys 4-H Club and he enjoyed bowling on the Gladbrook Youth Team.

There are so many families fighting this horrific and devastating disease. Through the money raised at past Noah’s Love fundraisers, we have been able to help families with gift cards, gas cards, food cards, money, toys and items.

We also donate to foundations funding promising and much needed research and clinical trials to treat and find a cure for Ewing Sarcoma.

We donate to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and other childhood cancer organizations. Hoping one day for a cure!

We are still collecting items for the Silent Auction. If you have anything you would like to donate please contact Kathy Ohrt at 641-751-3135, Ed Ohrt at 641-751-3879, Lisa Dugan at 319-464-2684, Kyleah Odneal at 319-464-6224, Jeremy Dugan or Jodi Dinsdale.

Some of the silent auction items will include Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad tickets, Field of Dreams items, 2017 Team of Dreams autographed bat signed by celebrities, numerous gift certificates, baskets, John Deere collector items, Beck’s Children’s Wagon, National Balloon Classic Admission tickets, Omaha Zoo tickets, U.S. Official Olympic items, Finkbine golf course passes, Iowa Barnstormers tickets, an Iowa Hawkeyes Autographed Football and other Hawkeye items, an ISU autographed football and items, a UNI autographed basketball and items, pies from The Pie Lady, food items, Iowa Cubs tickets, items from Rex Nekola, Norton’s Greenhouse items, many craft items, several beautiful quilts and one with matching pillowcase, Seven Oaks Recreation passes, CrawDaddy Outdoors certificate, Lost Island Waterpark tickets, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden tickets. DeWalt compact worksite radio, The Farm Stand/Becky Bobier cookbooks, National Farm Toy Museum tickets, Noah’s Love t-shirts, a framed 1959 Chevy Apache 3100 drawing by Jack Lavern Tompkins and many other items.

Last year’s event was unfortunately canceled twice due to the pandemic. We will honor tickets purchased for last year’s fundraiser.

Tickets may be purchased at Hometown Family Market in Gladbrook and Trunck’s Country Foods in Reinbeck. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets will also be available at the door for $20. Information can also be found on the Noah’s Love Facebook page.

We are grateful for the support Noah’s Love has received from the Gladbrook-Reinbeck and surrounding communities. ATJ