Geers Farm in McBain, Hosting 7th Annual Pulling for a Cure

A family farm in McBain is “geering” up for a weekend of family fun.

Geers Farm is hosting their seventh annual “Pulling for a Cure” on Saturday.

There are many animals on this farm, but there’s many fun activities as well, and it all goes towards a very special cause.

“They found she had a tumor in her leg and because she was pregnant they didn’t want to do treatments and she didn’t want to lose the baby,” says Barnie Geers, owner of Geers Farm.

Barnie Geers lost his granddaughter, Leanna, to cancer in 2011 when she was just 23 years old.

“They had to amputate her leg and by that time it had gone to her brain and we lost her so this is really the reason,” says Geers.

To keep her memory alive they’ve started an annual fundraiser.

“We wanted to do what we could to make her legacy go on,” says Geers.

It’s called “Pulling for a Cure” and everyone is invited to Geers Farm this Saturday for a benefit full of unique events.

“We have our zip line, open playground area, we have our petting animals here,” says Troy Finstrom, farm manager.

“We have llamas, miniature horses, cows, goats, sheep, bunnies, chickens and really just kind of a big variety,” says Finstrom.

The biggest events will be a horse pull and their discovery barn.

“We like to make it so anyone can be involved at any level,” says Finstrom. “If somebody just wants to throw a couple bucks in for being here and spend the afternoon playing with their kids that’s great too.”

All of the donations from these events benefit a special place.

“It goes to the Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center,” says Finstrom. “It’s providing people who need wigs, have acupuncture therapy, and just different nontraditional treatment the needs to help them. It can keep their mind, body, spirit and everything strong as they go through the process of beating cancer.”

For more information on this day head to the Geers Farm website.

 

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