A benefit event for the Slifer family will be held on Sunday, June 28th at the Mattoon American Legion from noon to 4:00pm. David Slifer was a Navy veteran in the 70‘s during the Vietnam War. Following his time in the service, David and his wife Ginny participated in numerous veterans groups, organizations, and clubs, including the Patriot Guard, American Legion, and the Black Tigers.
In February of this year David was diagnosed with Stage 4 non-operable cancer in several different places and was given 6 to 12 months to live. Sadly, David passed away on May 16th.
The benefit is being held to the Slifer family offset the cost of medical expenses during this tough time. Dinner will be provided. There will also be raffle tickets sold for $5 each or 5 for $20 for the chance to win a 54 inch Husqvarna mower. T-shirts will also be sold, along with a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, and a photo booth.
For more information visit the events facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1427194240915997/.