Huge Turnout at Fundraiser to Help Monroe Man Fight Cancer

The community is showing support for a man battling cancer in Monroe.
MONROE -- The community is showing support for a man battling cancer in Monroe.

On Monday, The Fieldhouse on Highway 165 is hosting the fundraiser, "Andy's Match."

Organizers say money earned will go toward medical costs to help 33-year old Andy Trahon, who was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer two weeks ago. The owner of Fieldhouse offered his restaurant to help with the fundraiser.

"Today and since we found out has just bee overwhelming," said Andy's wife Leslie. "People have called, offered to help. We're so blessed to live in a community of people that are willing to reach out and help."    Fieldhouse workers say they put in 1,300 orders just this morning when they opened. They expected thousands more by the end of the day.

"I never expected this kind of turnout," said Andy. "This is really overwhelming to see the community support, a lot of friends, family and people I haven't seen in a long time. As well as strangers, come up to me tell me they're praying for me. That really makes me feel good."

The fundraiser is scheduled to last until 10 p.m. Monday night. More fundraisers are in the works such as a softball tournament, tennis tournament or 5K Run. The name "Andy's Match" is idea coming from his tennis-raised family.

T-shirts are being sold in front as well. It costs $20 for adult sizes and $10 for kids shirts.

For more information, click here for the Andy's Team Facebook page.
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