Jan 26, 2023

🎧 Taco bar, bake sale, silent auction to benefit North Platte woman battling leukemia

Posted Jan 26, 2023 4:25 PM

North Platte Post

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-A battle against cancer has nameless impacts on the patient and their family. From treatments to travel, cancer is an expensive battle to fight.

Deb Foote of North Platte has just begun her battle against Leukemia and a group of friends and family are organizing a benefit to help offset some of the expenses incurred by Deb and her husband Jeff, a Lieutenant with the North Platte Police Department.

On Jan. 29, a taco bar, bake sale, and silent auction will be held at the North Platte Moose Lodge, 1315 E. 4th St., with the proceeds going to Deb and Jeff. The Army of Angels hosts the bake sale and silent auction.

"When we first learned about it at the police department, Jeff and Deb were in Omaha and it sounded like they were going to be there for about five weeks at the time so we knew we needed to get something figured out quickly," said Investigator Lisa Citta with the North Platte Police Department.

Citta said the Army of Angels quickly volunteered to help with the benefit by organizing a bake sale and silent auction. The Army of Angels is a non-profit started by some local women who had a friend with cancer and continued to assist families battling the disease.

"The support from the community never ceases to amaze me," said Citta. "We have people calling the Department and reaching out to us on Facebook, it's just been amazing the amount of support this community continues to give to anyone impacted by something, which is really awesome."

The benefit will be a free-will donation, with all proceeds going to the Foote family.

Listen to Investigator Citta and Bobbie from the Army of Angels on Good Morning North Platte (FM 98.1).