Plattsburgh Friends and coworkers of a Chazy woman are coming together to help raise money to aid in her fight against cancer.
A fundraiser will be held on June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eye Care For The Adirondacks, 450 Margaret Street. Guests can drop off unwanted cans and recyclables, enter raffles for homemade basket packages, buy baked goods from the bake sale, have their car washed and check out a yard sale put together to raise money for Eye Care employee Gail Reyell.
Reyell, of Chazy, was diagnosed in April with Follicular Lymphoma Grade 3B, Stage III.
“Gail is a great person to work with and is always smiling, is always helpful and always willing to go out of her way to help anyone, always on the go, it was easy for us to decide to do something for her because she would do the same for any of us in a second,” said co-worker Samantha Farina.
Reyell, an avid hiker and outdoors person, has had to put away her hiking boots as she fights against cancer.
Farina along with her co-workers at Eye Care of the Adirondacks and friends of Reyell’s started the fundraiser “Coworkers Helping Coworkers Fight the Fight” to be there for Reyell.
“It all came together pretty fast, she found out at the end of April and we got started planning this event shortly after,” said Farina. “She is always helping everyone she can and we have to do the same.”
The group hopes to financially help Reyell by helping to pay for travel expenses to and from treatments in Vermont and Illinois. Farina said money will help pay for gas, ferry tickets, plane tickets as needed, time-off without pay when/if that becomes necessary, and the ever-mounting co-pays as Reyell undergoes aggressive treatment over the next several months.