OAKWOOD — Friends and family members are hosting a benefit to help two Oakwood families who have been touched by cancer.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Obie's Arctic Chill, 102A S. Oakwood St., Oakwood.
People can purchase any item off the menu, and Obie's will donate 50 percent of the proceeds — half to the Tim Wright Medical Fund and the other half to the Angie Plotner Medical Fund. Both funds were set up at the United Community Bank in Oakwood.
People can also purchase T-shirts at the event. Those proceeds will be used to help Plotner with her ongoing medical bills.
Plotner was recently diagnosed with colon cancer, said friend Stacey Norton. Norton said Plotner runs a home day care in town but hasn't been able to work while she is undergoing chemotherapy.
Mr. Wright died on Oct. 3 at the age of 46 after fighting lung cancer.
Norton said both Plotner and Mr. Wright were active in the Oakwood community. She said Mr. Wright and his wife, Vickie, were both active in girls' summer softball leagues and boys' baseball.
Norton said Plotner recently provided banners for the Oakwood High School senior athletes, which were put up in town. She also created a scholarship in memory of her late husband, Mark E. Plotner, and has supported the local youth football program and American Legion Post 210 baseball league over the years.