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Three benefits in Platteville Saturday
Aubree Butson
Aubree Butson has been at University of Iowa Hospitals since she was born last September.

Platteville will host three charity fundraisers Saturday.

The annual Walk to Defeat ALS will be held at Mound View Park, with registration at 8 a.m. and the walk at 9 a.m. For more information, go to or 

The first Ben’s Hope 5K run and 2-mile walk will be held starting at Mound City Bank Motor Branch, 90 S. Second St. Registration will be at 9 a.m., with the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. and the run/walk at 10:30 a.m.

Participants who have lost a loved one to suicide are invited to bring a framed photo of their loved one that will be displayed. The run/walk will be preceded by a balloon release as a tribute to those who died by suicide. 

Participants can also contribute as virtual walkers for $20.

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Then, the Aubree Strong Benefit will be held at Pioneer Lanes, 1185 E. Business 151, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Aubree Butson, the daughter of Angela Butson, formerly of Platteville, was found to have a heart defect before birth. Aubree was born at University of Iowa Hospitals Sept. 3, 2014, where she had open heart surgery a week after her birth. Since then, she has had five additional surgeries, including an additional open-heart surgery, a tracheostomy, installation of a feeding tube, and 3D airway surgery at the University of Michigan Hospital.

According to Angela Butson, who now lives in Bettendorf, Iowa, Aubree is waiting on home nursing to go home and will need “extensive therapies to get on track developmentally.” 

Activities include music by Adam Bartles and Kevin Charles, silent auction items, a 50/50 raffle, a car show, kids’ games and bowling. Aubree Strong T-shirts will be available with donations.


For more information, call 330-0922.