Organized by: Sue Knutson
Newt Running was organized for my late sister, Dr. Renee Schwandt, who was an OB/GYN at Essentia Health. She passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 38. Renee was a wonderful sister, daughter, mother and wife - and a fantastic doctor! She touched so many people with her caring attitude, great sense of humor and amazing skill. Renee was an athlete, being involved in basketball, track, volleyball and cheerleading in high school, as well as running track her first year at NDSU. Graduating at the top of her class from Medical School, Renee was one of those unique individuals that was brilliant - and yet down to earth. She served on 2 medical mission trips - one to Haiti and the other to Jamaica. My younger sister and I served on Mission Jamaica the year after Renee passed - in her honor. There we found just how far reaching her generosity and love were! Her legacy of helping people is what this fundraiser is for. Funds will be donated to Mission Jamaica and local families and children in need.