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When: 1/4/2021 12:00:00 AM
Ends: 1/4/2022 12:00:00 AM

Truly a man of vision, Bob Asker beamed proudly as the very first therapy session in the Bismarck/Mandan H.E.L.P. Center began on April 6, 1992. This small, mostly unnoticed event capped a concentrated effort that he had conceived and nurtured since the early 1980's.

Prior to that simple beginning, Bob Asker donated an untallied amount of time, talent, and financial support to bring life to his dream of helping children in our area receive the treatment they needed for a healthy, happy, and productive life. Without the ability to communicate freely and openly, hurdles are placed before children that often cannot be overcome throughout a lifetime of effort.

After gaining support of some fellow Masons, Bob led the monumental effort of gaining adequate funding to build a foundation for the future success of his dream, a professional free services speech and language clinic for children, the Robert E. Asker Scottish Rite Speech Therapy Center for Children.

Since that humble beginning in April of 1992, the Robert E. Asker Scottish Rite Speech Therapy Center for Children has provided over 27,000 total therapy sessions. Thanks to Bob Asker's dream, the future looks bright, not only for the clinic, but also and more importantly, for those area children needing the free services this clinic provides.