Soup and silent auction benefit for Max Richards on Sunday, February 27

BROKEN ARCH—In 2005, Max Richards was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Her health journey over the years has included a diagnosis of cancer and numerous treatments. A recent fall resulted in a brain hemorrhage in Richards, who is currently undergoing radiation therapy for the inoperable tumour.

To help Max Richards and his wife Christy with medical bills and lost wages, a fundraising dinner and silent auction are planned for Sunday February 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building in Broken Bow (416 South 1st Avenue).

Soup, pulled pork sandwiches, fries and cookies will be served for a voluntary donation. A silent auction is also being held and you can call Sheila Clark at 308-870-3609 to donate auction items. Current auction items include pool party, gun, grill, gift baskets, ATV trailer, gift certificates, and more.

“I have already received many wonderful and wonderful items from people and businesses in the community for the auction, but I am taking even more. We would be grateful to accept any donation for this purpose,” Sheila Clark told KCNI/KBBN.

Sheila Clark is Christy Richards’ sister and Max’s sister-in-law. Clark said Max’s journey has been tough for the whole family, but they stick together. She said Max was the “tire guy” at Trotters for many years and knew a lot of people in the community.

“We are a very close family. They drive every day five days a week right now for write-offs, so there are those expenses as well. It’s been tough, but we stick together and we’re strong for Max,” Clark said.

The Broken Bow Lions Club helps sponsor the event by cooking and serving the food. Sheila Clark told KCNI/KBBN that she would like to sincerely thank the Lions Club for their generosity to the community and encourages the public to support the club in return.

“Thank you to our community. I know Max and Christy are extremely grateful. Every time we visit them, they cry because they are so grateful. So thank you in advance,” Clark said.

Max Richards (left) has undergone cancer treatment. Silent auction and benefit dinner on February 27 to help defray costs. Photo: From the Max Richards Benefit Facebook Fundraiser, hosted by Kayla Clark Haberstick, courtesy of Michelle Gregory (Max’s daughter-in-law)
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