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WEST JORDAN -- A West Jordan community came together Saturday to help a friend who is struggling to pay for his cancer treatments.
Kevin Mills, 32, was recently diagnosed with stage-three colon cancer.
He was once employed by the state, but lost his job during recent layoffs. By losing his job, he also lost the ability to cover his medical bills.
"He has no medical insurance. He has expenses to pay for. He can't work due the stage he is in," says Brooke McAllister, the organizer of the event.
When Kevin's friends heard what was going on, they knew they had to help. So they held a garage sale Saturday to raise money for his health expenses.
The event, which took place at 8752 S. Pinion Lane, also included a bake sale and barbecue.
All the proceeds went to the *Kevin Mills Charity Fund set up at Wells Fargo. Any items that didn't get sold will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club.
Saturday night at 7 p.m., the group will host a night of karaoke and drinks at Club Allure in Sandy. The event will include a raffle where people can enter to win prints from local artists, photography sessions and gift cards.
All proceeds from that event will also go to the charity fund.
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