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Dinner Event to Raise Funds for COTA in Honor of Local Young Adult

A Taphouse Takeover, “Taphouse Takeover for COTA for Team Caidyn”, will be held for COTA in honor of Caidyn Kruse, a Forest City-area young adult who needs a Kidney transplant. The event is planned for Friday, November 19, 2021, at Paddler’s Tap in Forest City. 21-year-old Caidyn Kruse is listed for a Kidney transplant at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Funds are being raised for COTA in honor of Caidyn Kruse to assist with transplant-related expenses. Major dinner sponsors include: Paddler’s Tap and Bob’s Balls, Italian Meat Balls. The cost of the dinner will be $5 for adults. The dinner will feature raffle drawings, a silent auction, and guest bartenders. The event will be held at Paddler’s Tap in Forest City Iowa Friday, November 19th from 4:00 to 10:00 pm. Come have a good time and support a good cause.
“The family and friends of Caidyn want to encourage everyone in the community to attend our upcoming dinner in an effort to help give Caidyn a second chance at life,” said Event Chair Linda Putney. “100% of the profits from the Tapehouse Takeover for COTA will assist with transplant-related expenses.”

Caidyn was diagnosed with VACTERLS. Local volunteers are raising an estimated $40,000 for COTA in honor of Team Caidyn to assist with transplant-related expenses throughout her lifetime. For more information about the Taphouse Takeover for COTA for Team Caidyn, or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, please contact Linda Putney at
Caidyn’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), a national charity based in Bloomington, Indiana. COTA is dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are completely free of charge, and 100% of funds generated by COTA community fundraising campaigns are available for transplant-related expenses.


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