Highland family will benefit from Saturday fundraiser

2013-04-25T00:00:00Z Highland family will benefit from Saturday fundraiserBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
April 25, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HAMMOND | An evening of fellowship on behalf of the Chuck O’Day family will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 Mahoney Drive, Hammond.

Chuck O’Day, of Highland, was diagnosed in October with Grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme Brain Cancer, an aggressive and very invasive cancer. He has undergone surgery, radiation and is now receiving chemotherapy at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center.

The benefit includes live music, food, an auction and raffles.

Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. Call Rose or Vanessa at Salon Platinum at (219) 864-4247.

Chuck and Michele O'Day have four sons: Oakley, 17; Jordan, 16; Issac, 10; and Levi, 8. Oakley and Jordan attend Highland High School and Isaac and Levi attend Southridge Elementary School. All four sons play or have played for the Highland Soccer Club.

Chuck is a member of Local 41 Laborers Union and worked at the BP Amoco expansion project prior to his diagnosis.

His grandfather owned and operated O'Day Trucking in Highland for more than 40 years, and Chuck and Michele owned and operated O'Day Music Studios in Highland for 17 years.

The family attends First Baptist Church of Griffith, and Chuck bowls in the Monday Men's Handicap Bowling League at Plaza Lanes.

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