Fundraiser will help father with brain cancer
Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 17:13 PM.
Steve Meyers says his son has been through a lot, and he is clearly not exaggerating.
Scott Alan Meyers was diagnosed in early 2006 with an anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor. Meyers, now 39, is taking expensive chemotherapy medication at home as he continues fighting the brain cancer.
A benefit to help with medical expenses is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday. It will be at the old Eli Whitney Fire Department at 3917 E. Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road in southern Alamance County.
The fundraiser will include $8 dinner plates with barbecue chicken, slaw, baked beans, roll and a drink. Eat-in and take-out orders will be taken.
A silent auction will include gift baskets and gift cards to area businesses.
“I just picked up three autographed shirts signed by Roy Williams,” Steve Meyers said.
Other opportunities to help Meyers will include a bake sale, and a sale of crafts and products such as Mary Kay and Avon cosmetics. Donations to help Meyers and his family will be accepted.
Scott is married to Bridget Meyers and is the father of three sons — Tyler, 17, Brandon, 14 and Dylan, 11.
A flier advertising the event says Meyers has been through radiation, chemotherapy and other treatments.
“Due to his physical deterioration, he is no longer able to operate a motor vehicle and is no longer able to work,” the flier says. He is on disability and expects to soon lose his medical insurance.
“It’s really tough,” Steve Meyers said. “He’s had three or four major surgeries,” and cancer treatments have resulted in serious side effects.
Meyers said people who want to come earlier than 5 p.m. Saturday are welcome to do that. He expects family and friends will be there beginning about 1 p.m. Besides serving as a fundraiser, he said, the event is meant to allow people to meet Scott Meyers and his family and to enjoy holiday fellowship.
Anyone who has questions or who would like to make a donation is asked to call Steve Meyers at 336-512-7007.