WARSAW — Family and friends are planning a benefit fundraiser for former Warsaw resident Tracy (Barton) Rutledge, who is fighting stage four lung cancer.
Rutledge, Fort Wayne, who was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in April, has completed chemo infusions and is now undergoing immuno-therapy. She currently is unable to work. Her husband, Ken, who suffers from leg problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema, also is unable to work. Both had worked for Belmont Beverage.
The benefit fundraiser is being held to raise money to help Rutledge, a 1985 Warsaw Community High School graduate, with ongoing expenses, according to her mother, Sue Barton.
The fundraiser will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1126, 1350 W. Center St., Warsaw, and will include a bike ride, a chili and sloppy Joe lunch, bake sale, raffles and an auction.
Sign-in for the bike ride starts at 9 a.m., and kickstands will go up at 11 a.m. The lunch and other activities will take place after the bike ride.
Donations are welcome and may be dropped off at the VFW Post Sept. 25-29. Donations for the bake sale may be dropped off at the post on Sept. 29.
The public is welcome to participate in the fundraiser.
For more information, call Sue Barton at (260) 739-2986.