Friends of Kim Benton have planned a benefit to help raise money to assist with the additional costs she and her family have incurred during the time she has been receiving treatments.
Benton, mother of 2 young boys, was diagnosed in late June with cervical cancer. She has been receiving treatments at Siteman Center for Advanced Medicine for several weeks. The 1st MidAmerica Credit Union receptionist has been unable to work because of the frequency of treatments. She has insurance, but the costs of traveling to Siteman several times a week for treatments, coupled with her boyfriend’s job loss, have made it extremely difficult.
Benton is well-known in her community and at work for her sweet, cheery personality. She has been optimistic throughout her illness. When her car required a major repair, she continued to be positive. Her friends and family have stepped up to help her in every way they can, and the benefit is a major part.
The benefit is set for 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the KC Hall in Granite City, 4225 Old Alton Road. The cost to attend is $20 per person or $50 per family. Ticket includes food, soda, beer and DJ entertainment. There will be 50/50 drawing, silent auction and raffle. Baskets include a lottery basket, wine basket, candle/Christmas theme basket, Bath & Body basket, 31 basket and Bigelo’s Bistro gift certificate, to name a few. Tickets are available at 1st MidAmerica Credit Union in Bethalto or by calling Tara Huebner at (618) 581-1720. Checks should be made payable to Kim Benton Benefit Fund.
For information, contact Tara Huebner at (618) 581-1720.