‘Find Your Bliss’ event coming up Thursday

Bliss Kalk

NEW ULM — Thursday, the community is invited to come together in support of Eden “Bliss” Kalk during a special celebration.

The event is being called “Find Your Bliss … Just Dance Fundraiser.” The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the alley and parking lot between New Ulm Wellness Collective and the American Legion at 13 and 15 S. Minnesota Street.

This fundraiser is similar to “Bliss Stock” held last year. The event was to raise money for Bliss Kalk, who was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer nearly two years ago, which metastasized to her liver. A fundraiser was held at Turner Hall to help cover medical expenses.

This year Kalk’s family, friends, and co-workers are once again holding a fundraiser, but a smaller scale.

“Find Your Bliss” will include German food, beer, and soda. There will be a silent auction, wine pull, kid’s fund station, music and of course dancing.

“Bliss loves to dance,” Joan Lindholm said.

Lindholm works at the Wellness Center with Kalk. She said the Wellness Center is doing this fundraiser along with the American Legion because they consider Kalk family and wanted her to continue working with them.

Bliss has worked as a masseuse at the New Ulm Wellness Collective since they started in 2016. One of her specialties is Ashiatsu Massage, a Japanese technique using feet. Kalk’s treatment schedule has reduced her work hours.

“We want to raise money for her traveling expenses to Chicago and to pay her rent at The New Ulm Wellness Collective,” Lindholm said. “She is only working a few days a month, but those few days help normalize her life.”

“Finding Your Bliss” is a fundraiser, but it also a fun way to celebrate Bliss Kalk.

The event will include live music including performances from Andrea Lyn at 5 p.m. The dancing will get into high gear with Rees DJ playing from 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. Church of Cash with Crista Bohlmann will give a live performance.

Everyone is invited to join in and show support for Bliss and have fun. The Wellness Center is collecting donations. Guests are encouraged to contribute at gofundme.com/blissheals or write checks to Christ the King Lutheran Church with “Bliss” in the memo and send to the New Ulm Wellness Center 15 S. Minnesota St. New Ulm, MN.