Reed fundraiser lassos in $40,000

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
With the sun beating down on the crowd of people who gathered to support Jeff Reed and his family on Sunday during the Roping and Auction Benefit for Jeff Reed, Reed rode on horseback around the arena with the dozens of people who participated. Reed was recently diagnosed with stage 4 Glioblastoma brain cancer and is traveling back and forth from Texas for treatment. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com

Community helps man fighting brain cancer

Nikki Allen, family friend of Jeff Reed, said the Roping and Auction Benefit for Reed was a huge success.

“I would say with a rough estimate that more than $40,000 was raised on Sunday,” she said. “The raffle and auction brought in about $38,000, the quilt tickets made about $3,600 and the roping event and concession stand brought in a lot too.”

Donny Cummings threw his rope in style during the Roping and Auction Benefit for Jeff Reed on Sunday. Reed was recently diagnosed with stage 4 Glioblastoma brain cancer, and family and friends from all over gathered in support. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com

Allen said some of the items were bought and resold multiple times.

“A loaf of poppy seed bread sold for more than $100,” she said. “And they sold the rope that Jeff Reed was using for more than $600.”

Allen said one of the rifles was bought by Brian Stehlik. It has a man kneeling by a cross and Jeff Reed’s cattle brand on it, and it was donated back to Jeff and Elizabeth Reed’s daughter, Nellie. Stehlik also bought and donated the rope Reed was using to Nellie.

Kirk Baker participated in the roping during the Roping and Auction Benefit for Jeff Reed on Sunday. People gathered and offered support as well as funds to help the Reed family during the treatment of Jeff Reed’s stage 4 Glioblastoma brain cancer. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com

"The latest MRI that Jeff got showed that everything was stable and there was no new growth,” she said. “He is still traveling to Texas for treatment. On behalf of Shayla Stehlik, Booger [Doug Reed] and myself, we want to thank the community for coming out and showing their support for this amazing family in their time of need.”

The benefit for Jeff Reed was held on Sunday and people gathered around for a roping and auction to help raise funds for Reed’s treatment of stage 4 Glioblastoma brain cancer. People from all over the state and county donated items for the auction. Sara Schad looked over some of the items up for silent auction during the benefit. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com
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