Big Run, PA – The community is pulling together to help the family of a 6-year-old Big Run girl who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

A benefit dinner is being held on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Big Run War Memorial for Lyndsay Fox, a 6-year-old diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, which generally affects the skin and bones but can involve any organ in the body. It usually requires chemotherapy.

The dinner will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Big Run War Memorial.

Dinner is a donation of $8 for adults or $5 for kids 10 and younger. Take-outs are available.

Dinner will be meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and green beans, salad, a dinner roll, and dessert.

Please bring extra cash. There will also be a bake sale and basket raffle. The raffle will be drawn at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Some of Lyndsay’s favorite things are swimming, shopping, going to the zoo, playing with animals, and hanging out with her dog Penelope.

Due to her immune system while she’s undergoing chemotherapy, Lyndsay will likely not be able to go to school this year.

Her family will need ongoing love and support. If you’d like to donate even after the benefit dinner is over, please call Josie at 427-2310, Pam at 427-2516, or text Tish at 952-2863.

Listen to the full interview with one of the family’s longtime friends, Tish Wachob.