Friends and family members - calling themselves Harrison’s Heroes - are coming together to put on a "Dining for Doug" benefit for Nevada resident Doug Harrison, who was recently diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma.

In April, Harrison, a nearly 36-year employee of Munn Lumber, where he works as an inside sales representative, underwent a procedure to have a tennis ball-sized tumor removed from his neck. He now faces radiation and chemotherapy treatments, which will keep him away from work for at least three months.

Most recently, Harrison had to be hospitalized, as he was unable to eat or drink.

To help defray the out-of-pocket medical costs that the family is now incurring, Harrison’s Heroes have planned a benefit meal and silent auction to take place this Saturday, June 29, at Twin Anchors Club, 68030 Highway 30, Colo. Starting at 5 p.m., dinner will be served and entertainment will be provided by the band Joel Dangerous. A free-will contribution will be taken at the door. Along with dinner, there will be a silent auction and a live auction.

Story County Thrivent Financial is providing supplemental funds for this benefit.

Harrison’s family members include his wife, Deb, who works at State Bank and with whom Doug recently celebrated 20 years of marriage. The Harrisons have four grown children: Jason Hill, Nicole Christensen, Chad Hill and Billy Harrison, and seven grandchildren.

For those wanting more information or wanting to help provide something for the benefit, you may call Bonnie Storey, 515-460-2250 or Mindy Farmer, 515-290-5612. For those unable to attend, but who would like to make a monetary contribution, you may mail those to: Dining for Doug, c/o Bonnie Storey, 909 Hubbel, Apt. 1, Kelley, IA 50134.