Fundraiser Friday for Redfield couple

Farm Forum

A fundraiser will be held Friday at Starters in Redfield for Gary and Linda Van Vleet of Redfield.

The party, which starts at 7 p.m., will have a Halloween theme. People are invited to wear costumes. The evening includes an auction, food and karaoke.

In December 2012, Linda Van Vleet was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. On New Year’s Eve, she underwent surgery to remove 11 inches of damaged colon. After she started to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments, her main caretaker, Gary, was involved in a deer/motorcycle accident that shattered his right ankle. Repairing his injury involved nine screws and a plate. The benefit is being held to help defray the cost of their medical bills.

Linda, 54, and Gary, 59, have been married for 34 years. They have three daughters and four grandchildren.