Fund raiser getting organized for Gary Camburn 9.24

Written by David Green.

A fund raiser is planned for Gary Camburn next month and items for an auction are being collected.

Gary is battling cancer and has been unable to work since April.

Gary graduated from Morenci Area High School in 1968 and worked as a laboratory technician at Morenci Area Hospital for 38 years before working at Herrick Medical Center. He served on the Morenci Board of Education and has been a member of the Morenci Sportsman’s Club and the Amateur Trap Shooting Association. Gary and his wife, Suzanne, reside in rural Morenci.

Organizers are looking for donations of items from businesses, friends, classmates, and neighbors for a silent auction, as well as monetary contributions. They are also asking for assistance during the fund-raising event, from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Morenci Sportsman’s Club.

Donated items are needed by Oct. 21, and can be taken to the Morenci Health Center between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information or to volunteer to help, call the Morenci Health Center at 517/458-2236.

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