Fundraiser for a local man awaiting his third transplant on August 25

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ST. PAUL PARK, Minn--Jim Gorbunow of Cottage Grove has faced a variety of health complications in his life and has had both a kidney and pancreas transplant. 

Jim has recently learned that he needs a second transplant and his brother Jason is a match. Jason will donate one of his kidneys to save his brother's life. 

The National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) is hosting a car wash fundraiser to support Jim's medical costs on Sunday, August 25 at Broadway Bar & Grill in St. Paul Park. The event begins at 12 noon.

NFT is a non profit organization based in Memphis, Tenn. that has been helping transplant patients overcome financial obstacles since 1983. 

To make a tax-deductible donation in honor of Jim Gorbunow, please send a contribution to the NFT Minnesota Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave., Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of Jim Gorbunow" on the memo line.

Secure donations can also be made online.

For more information call (507) 990-1967 or visit NFT.

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