Created: Sun, 06 Jul 2014 03:03:00 MST
Updated: Sun, 06 Jul 2014 05:33:21 MST
PALISADE, Colo.- The community came together on Sunday to help fundraise and fight cancer.
“We put up 33 3D targets and people come out and pay $20 dollars to shoot. A hundred percent of the money goes to the Keith Chadd Medical Fund,” said Ray Tenbrook, President of Colorado State Archery Association.
Keith Chadd is a Mesa County Deputy who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. He is currently undergoing medical treatment.
“ People are just coming out saying, “ Here is some money, we want to help, keep us informed” It has just been amazing,” said Lisa Tenbrook, Secretary of Colorado State Archery Association.
So far, the two day fundraiser has brought out more than 70 people and has raised more than $5,000.
“I’ve never seen him turn his back on anybody in need. I’ve seen him usually work well with people as far as being a Sheriff. He’s not just out to write you a ticket or get you arrested, he’s out to help you as well,” said Keiths Daughter, Aspen Chadd.
Keiths family wants to thank the community and Sowell Orchards for all their support during this time of need.
“I just want to say thanks to the community for their support and their generosity in this endeavor to help Keith and from our family, it’s greatly appreciated,” said Buddy Chadd, Keith’s Father.
“We just got through talking to him and he’s doing well. Him and my Daughter in law are just overwhelmed with gratitude,” said Karen Chadd, Mother.
The Archery fundraiser proved that when a community comes together, we can accomplish much through support of one another.