Benefit for Oakwood resident battling Stage 4 cancer set Saturday

OAKWOOD — Family and friends of Tim Wright will hold a benefit on Saturday to help the 45-year-old Oakwood resident and his family with medical expenses.

Michelle Frazier said Wright, who is her cousin, has been battling Stage 4 lung, brain and bone cancer.

"We are trying to raise money for medical costs that are above what his insurance will cover, and help with other costs," Frazier said, adding Wright, a husband and father of three, had to take a leave of absence from his job to undergo treatment and is not able to drive.

She said he's currently undergoing a second round of chemotherapy.

"We really hope people will come out and support this amazing family," Frazier said.

The benefit will be held at the home of Wright's uncle, Jim Wright, at 9239 East 1980 North Road, which is north of Oakwood. It will begin at 1 p.m., and the cost is $10 per car.

The event will feature inflatables for kids and raffle drawings for prizes at 6 p.m. You don't need to be present to win.

A hog roast will begin at 5 p.m. Donations for food will be accepted.

The event also will feature performances by two bands as well as music by a disc jockey.

In addition, there will be T-shirts for sale ($15 for adults, and $10 for kids).

People can make a donation to the Tim Wright Medical Fund, which have been set up at two banks — the United Community Bank of Oakwood at 106 S. Oakwood St., Oakwood, and Old National Bank, 2 Main St., Danville.

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kplotner wrote on September 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

It's great to see our community coming together to support such a wonderful family during this tough time. Keep fighting Tim!