Steve Holles Fundraiser By Cops Against Cancer Set For Saturday July 13th

Sheldon, Iowa — A central Iowa non-profit organization, which was formed by a former Sheldonite and his wife, will be holding a benefit barbecue Saturday, July 13th, for a Sheldon man who’s battling cancer, and his family.

Craig Phinney, along with his wife, Shirley, are the founders of Cops Against Cancer. Craig, a 1977 Sheldon High School graduate, will be coming to town next weekend to hold a fundraiser for Steve Holles, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this past winter. Phinney told KIWA that he worked for Steve’s mom and dad as his first job, and calls coming to help the Holles family a “no-brainer.”

Phinney and his wife started Cops Against Cancer when Craig’s 35-year law enforcement career was ended by his own battle with colon cancer. He says they tried to find a way to help other families facing cancer battles, and about 2-years or so ago, found the niche that allowed them to raise enough money to do some good for families facing that frightening diagnosis.

Next weekend, Phinney and his team will come to Sheldon to help raise funds for the Holles family. He says they’ll arrive in town Friday afternoon.

He tells us about the actual fundraising event.

The meal will be served beginning at 2:00 pm Saturday, July 13th, in the upper level of the Sheldon Community Services Center, and will include the barbecue meal, an auction and a silent auction, with proceeds going to the Steve Holles family to help defray costs incurred during Steve’s cancer treatment.

Since their inception, Cops Against Cancer has been able to help 1,500 cancer families in 78 of Iowa’s 99 counties, as well as 8 other states. 85-cents of every dollar raised goes directly to the cancer clients they support.



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