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A community of helpers

Dear Editor:On May 7, the Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge 2286 held a benefit to assist myself, Ben Russell, Steve Lundin and Terry Galbreath with our medical bills and other expenses that we have incurred while fighting colon cancer and other related medical problems.Because of the generosity of literally hundreds of businesses and individuals from Grand Junction to Aspen, the benefit was a huge success.Since there was a huge number of contributors, we are unable to thank each one individually at this time, but we do want to express our sincere thanks to each and every one of you that contributed to this cause. Thank you so much!We would also like to express our thanks to the hundreds of people that came out and supported us on that amazing day. Without your support, none of this would be possible. Thank all of you very much!The business owners and the citizens up and down this valley are truly wonderful, generous people and we cannot express how truly thankful we are to all of you.We are truly blessed to live in such a wonderful area with truly wonderful people as friends and neighbors.We also feel we owe a great deal of thanks to all our fellow Elks members at the Glenwood Springs lodge for allowing this benefit to take place. As many of you know, that is what Elks is all about, helping others, be they fellow members or simply members of the community. This is truly a great organization and a great lodge.Finally, the four of us would like to say thank you to the many members that worked day and night on this event. Without the hard work of these individuals, this event would have not have been possible.Thank all of you very much.Doug Meyers, Ben Russell, Steve Lundin and Terry Galbreath

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