We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended #KUDLASTRONG and who have supported Officer Chris Kudla in his battle against Stage IV renal cell carcinoma. 

The event on May 19 was a success, better and bigger than we had dared hoped. Our goal was to raise $10,000 for Chris to wage his battle on cancer, and we are proud to say that we surpassed that, raising over $15,000 for Chris. 

We would be remiss if we didn’t thank some very important people who made this event a success. Chief of Police Tom Weitzel and his staff provided raffle or silent auction items and supported the event from day one. 

Village Manager Jessica Frances and the rest of the village staff as well as the Riverside Board of Trustees have been nothing but supportive and generous in their support of Chris and this event. 

We couldn’t have done this without the men of the Steve Ramone Orchestra and Poolhouse Noize who graciously gave their time, free of charge, to provide entertainment. Also, a special thanks to The Pub at The Max for providing the food and space. 

Most importantly, thank you to the people who donated items to the silent auction and raffle as well as to everyone who attended the event. Our lodge understands that Riverside is a special place and that doesn’t shine brighter than when someone needs assistance. 

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting Chris. 

The men and women of Riverside Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #39