A motorcycle run and spaghetti dinner will be held this weekend to help a local man who has been out of work due to illness since last year.
Bob Young was diagnosed with Acute Promyel-ocytic Leukemia in August 2013. APL occurs in about 1 in 250,000 people in the United States. APL is a cancer of the blood-forming tissue (bone marrow). In APL, immature white blood cells accumulate in the bone marrow. The overgrowth leads to a shortage of normal white blood cells that protect the body from infection and red blood cells that carry oxygen and platelets (involved in blood clotting) in the body, which makes people especially susceptible to developing bruises, bleeding from the gums and blood in the urine. The low numbers cause pale skin, fatigue, and difficulty fighting infection. These leu-kemic cells can spread to the bones and joints causing pain.
On Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. there will be a spaghetti dinner at St. Stephen's Hotel in Brocton. Cost is $10 a person. There will be a silent auction, a 50/50 drawing and a raffle for a 55-inch TV donated by R&B Electric. A motorcycle run will take place at 10:30 a.m. Kickstands will be up at noon. Cost is $10 and includes dinner.
For more information call Don Skelly at 680-3905.