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Community Day for Diane Pranske

October 21, 2017, at Lansing Country Club

by Melanie Jongsma

Diane PranskeFamily and friends of Diane Pranske have organized a fundraising event that is also a celebration of community. Pranske suffered extensive injuries in a violent attack two years ago, but the theme of the various resulting fundraisers has always been “Love Wins.” The October 21 Community Day will continue that tradition of forward-looking positivity and community-building fun.

The day’s schedule includes:

  • 7:00am – Fishing Derby
  • 10:00am – 5K run/walk
  • 1:00pm – Golf Outing (shotgun style)
  • 6:00pm – Dinner by Theo’s Steakhouse begins (advance ticket purchase required)
  • After dinner – Entertainment, bake sales, raffles, and fun

These events can be registered for at a designated registration site:

Pranske’s daughter April explains, “All proceeds go towards things my mom needs—like leg braces, speech therapy, in-home rehab services, pain therapy/procedures from nerve damage and skin grafts, as well as modifications to her home, like widening doors to fit her wheelchair. All of the labor for the event is entirely volunteer. Costs are minimal but include food and T-shirt costs, which were both donated or greatly reduced due to the cause.”

Community Day for Diane Pranske is described as an “all-ages fundraiser event.” Thanks to the event sponsors, all registration proceeds will be donated directly to Pranske’s ongoing recovery fund. The event will take place rain or shine.

Lansing Country Club is located at 18600 Wentworth Avenue in Lansing, IL 60438.

Additional details about Pranske’s recovery can be found at

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.