Fundraiser for 9 year old to be held April 16 at Weed Golf Club

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
An April 16 fundraiser has been scheduled to help pay medical expenses for Kyle Parkhurst, shown here with his mother, Jennifer Crowe.

A homemade ravioli fundraiser dinner has been scheduled to be held at the Weed Golf Club on Friday, April 16 for nine year old Kyle Parkhurst, who was recently diagnosed with a rare disease that will require extensive treatment.

A no host bar starts at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

Kyle, along with his mother and grandmother, Jennifer and Pam Crowe, recently spent a week in San Francisco while Kyle underwent a 12 hour surgery to remove a tumor that had attached to his skull.

The surgery was successful and the tumor was benign. However, Kyle was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, a rare disease that causes his white blood cells to form mass tumors on bones and throughout the body, particularly the head and neck.

Treatments include medications, steroids, hormone injections and surgery, as well as radiation and chemotherapy used in cancer treatment.

Funds raised from the dinner will help pay travel costs already incurred by the family and future medical costs as doctors continue to test and treat Kyle.

The event will include dinner of homemade raviolis made by Darlene Dawson, along with salad and bread. A Chinese auction, featuring many items donated by local businesses, and a dessert auction will follow dinner.

Cost of the dinner is $20 and is limited to the first 50 participants. For tickets or to donate prizes, contact Darlene Dawson at 938-3047.

Monetary donations can be made through PremierWest Bank.