GOLD HILL, Ore. -- The community is holding a major benefit for a four-year-old from the Central Point area they've never met. Thanks to a few people who know a thing or two about throwing fundraisers, Jeff Arsenault, his wife and everyone at the organization, the Moose Lodge.
“Because that's the kind of fella I am. That's what I do," Arsenault said.
“So anytime we can help, especially someone local. We're all for it,” added the Moose Lodge’s Charlie Kerr.
It's for a little boy named Nathaniel currently battling a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma.
"It kind of choked me up. Especially when it's close to home," Arsenault said.
"We also had a good friend. Their little boy passed away from cancer just not too long ago. It's rough," added Kerr.
Nathaniel and his family won't be at his fundraiser today because they’re at Doerbecher Children's Hospital in Portland. He’s currently going through chemo. So the community is going to do what it does best, giving and showing as much support as it can.
"Anything to get this to go the way we need this to go. And raise some money," Kerr said.
All of the money raised Saturday will go to Nathaniel and his family. They'll be Carolina barbecue, karaoke and three live bands so everyone can have some fun while they help a child in need. Arsenault and the Moose Lodge plan to make this an annual event for someone who may need some help, whether they know that person or not.
The event is still going. It ends at 8pm on Saturday.
The Moose Lodge’s address is:
9713 Old Stage Road
Gold Hill, OR 97525
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