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Breast cancer survivor inspires fundraiser

The AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Detroit Lakes has joined with other hotels in the region by pledging to donate all sales from open swim and swim card sales from March 22 to April 4 to Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk August 20-22 in the Twin Cities.

Sara Piekarski, breast cancer survivor and General Manager of the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Fergus Falls inspired the fundraising effort by committing to complete the 3-Day, 60-mile walk.

Piekarski and her team of eight walkers, named "Knocker Walkers," intend to raise $18,400 for the cause. Net proceeds from the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure are invested in breast cancer research and community programs.

Open swim is available to the public seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Cost is $4 per swimmer or swim cards with 10 punches are $30. AmericInn is located at 777 Hwy 10 East in Detroit Lakes.