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Benefit Dinner Supports Calumet Teacher With Dementia

A benefit spaghetti dinner is being held to help the family of a Calumet teacher suffering from a rare form of dementia.

30-year-old Melissa “Curtis” Beckman was diagnosed with Pick’s Disease earlier this year and is said to be the youngest patient suffering from the disease seen at the Mayo Clinic.

The Calumet native taught English at CLK Schools for a couple of years prior to her diagnosis.

She has been married for four years and together they have a son who is almost 2-years-old.

Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care is partnering with Calumet High School to host the event on June 1st from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

There will be live music provided by Mike Steber and Gary Maki, and there will be raffles and prizes to go along with the spaghetti dinner.

No RSVP is needed and all sales are by donation with the proceeds going to support the Beckmann family’s expenses associated with the medical treatment.

A Go Fund Me page has also been set up:


For more information, you can call Adam at Gardenview and 906-337-0800.

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