benefit for Mike Riemer, school director and former police officer
Just about everyone in town knows Mike Riemer. A Mt. Lebanon police officer for more than 25 years, many of which were spent in the crime prevention unit, “Officer Mike” was a fixture in the classrooms and at community events. After he retired from service, he was elected to the Mt. Lebanon School Board and went on to a second career as director of emergency services for the Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania.
Riemer has been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease and needs a kidney transplant. When a donor is found, insurance will cover most of the cost of the approximately $250,000 transplant. But life-long followup care including anti-rejecton drugs is very expensive. So friends are coming together to help. There will be a spaghetti dinner and concert from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at Bower Hill Community Church. Tickets are $10 for adults, $12 at the door. Children ages 6 to 13 are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Children 5 and younger eat free. All proceeds will go to Riemer’s medical bills.
The Mt. Lebanon High School Fashion Club is donating half the proceeds from its annual fashion show, 7 p.m., Friday, May 15, at the high school, to the fund.
If you would like to make a contribution, send a check to the National Transplant Foundation with “in honor of Mike Riemer” in the memo section or donate online at www.transplants.org. Click on “Find an NFT Patient” to search for him.