ARLINGTON – A fundraiser to raise money for an Arlington family whose young boy has been diagnosed with cancer will take place Nov. 4.
The Spaghetti Feed and Auction will take place from 6-9 p.m. at Danny’s Midway Bar and Grill on Smokey Point Boulevard.
Jace, 2, was diagnosed with a brain tumor Aug. 28 at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Within days he was in surgery to remove it. Doctors were unable to remove it all because some of it is entwined with his brain stem.
Jace’s family learned of his cancer and that he would need six months of chemotherapy, followed by radiation treatment.
The family will be spending up to nine months in Seattle during the entirety of Jace’s treatments. They will be living in the Ronald McDonald house.
Because of the financial burden, the fund-raiser is being put on by the Warborn Motorcycle Club. The club wants to raise money to help the family pay its rent back home.
“The doctor said it’s important for him to go home to a familiar place,” said Sean Belter of the Warborns. “We want to relieve that stress on the family.”
The motorcycle club is made up of veterans and active military from all over Western Washington. “We do everything we can to help veterans,” Belter said. “We keep vets as safe as possible.”
They do various fundraisers throughout the year, mostly to donate to veterans hospitals. But this time they saw a family in need and wanted to help.
“It’s all about the community coming together and helping this child,” Belter said.
The Spaghetti Feed will be by donation. Food will be provided by the club.
There will be a raffle, along with live and silent auctions. If you would like to donate an item for the auction, call Kristi Cooks at 360-631-8233.
Items already donated include: Seahawks tickets and merchandise; an emergency car kit; gift certificates to restaurants and nail salons; a crab cooker; and gift baskets.
There also is a site to donate to the family at www.gofundme.com/helpjace-sfamilyfightcancer.