Superior, WI. – Cathy Kates didn’t want to go with your common fundraiser platform for her newest cause; “We like to think out of the box,” she told B105. “There’s a lot of runs, there’s a lot of walks, and there’s a lot of spaghetti dinners.”
That is why radio stations Kool 101.7 and B105 teamed up with psychic medium Susan Anderson to assist in raising funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
“It’s a hospital without walls meaning that the research that they’re done there is shared, the protocol is shared worldwide,” Kates said. “Many of our doctors here use that protocol so that their patients can stay with their family and friends.”
The audience members who attended the fundraiser, held inside Barkers Island in Superior, were able to help out a good cause and get a psychic reading at the same time for a ticket that cost $25.00.
“In here you’re connecting spirit, with the physical side,” says Anderson. “So it’s always bout bridging two worlds.”
“I can see, I can hear, I can smell things, I can feel things,” Anderson says.
She randomly chooses an audience member who has attended the fundraiser hoping to get clarity and answers in their life by walking up and down the room getting a feel for them and seeing who she has the most information about.
“People come in and they want to know about who’s around them on the other side,” she says. “Sometimes they want to know personal things like what’s going on in their life.”
One such audience member was a woman from Duluth named Nancy Gerber.
“I can’t believe the things she talked about, I have goosebumps,” Gerber says.
Gerber was there hoping to get answers and closure from the passing away of her husband.
“I’ve been having such a hard time and she is real,” she says. “She told me some things only Mike and I knew about. I’ve felt so good.”
Feelings were running rampant and there were tears, confusion, and laughter throughout the session, which lasted two hours.
“You’re connecting people to remember where they came from, to remember what that is, that’s all,” Anderson said.
When all is said and done, the event served to raise money for a good cause and to help those who are hurting heal themselves, both emotionally and physically.
“There’s still cancer in little kids lives and so we are still raising money,” Kates said.
“I do believe that you give back so if you don’t have money you should perhaps use your skills and do something good for someone else.”