A fundraiser will be held this Friday to assist a local man who has stage 4 melanoma cancer with his medical expenses.
Mark Groves is a 38-year-old father of three sons, ages 6, 13 and 18. He was just recently diagnosed with melanoma, according to Pamela Adkins, the treasurer for the American Legion Riders Post 25 in Washington C.H.
The American Legion Riders and a group called “Mark’s Militia” are sponsoring the event Friday, Oct. 21 from 8-11 p.m. at the American Legion Post 25, 1240 U.S. Highway 22 Northwest.
“We greatly appreciate any help, as Mark has always been a good, dependable person, a loyal friend, as well as a wonderful father and great employee at a local distribution center,” said Adkins. “He can use any support, whether it be a donation or moral support.”
The benefit will include a costume dance and contest. Anyone attending who wears a costume will be admitted to the benefit for $5 and those without a costume can enter for $7.50. All of the donations will go toward Groves’ medical expenses.
Also, any donations can be dropped off at 5 p.m. Friday at the back of the American Legion building. Further donations can be arranged by contacting Adkins at 740-606-3202 or Kassie Zimmerman at 740-606-2986.
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