REDDING, Calif - Shasta County isn’t a very populated area, but when tragedy strikes a family in this community everyone comes out to help.
Just over a month ago Wendy Lazo was diagnosed with stage four Colon Cancer.
A few weeks later her husband and Redding CHP Officer Fred Lazo was diagnosed with Lymphoma.
"When the news broke out it was really heavy especially both," said Fred's brother Marcelino.
The Lazo’s have five children the youngest just three months old.
So when the community heard the news, they gathered together to help.
"When news struck that his wife was going through what she was going through its just a natural progression to jump in and say what can we do and what can be done," said family friend Joe Todd.
On Saturday, dozens of people attended a food fundraiser and raffle to help the family.
Where one hundred percent of the proceeds went directly to the Lazo’s.
"We are really grateful to have people like this in our community," added Marcelino.
The event began at seven in the morning with foot traffic increasing throughout the afternoon.
A turnout better than anyone expected.
"Just seeing all the love this community and everyone how they’ve come together and supported us in a very strong way," said Marcelino.
If you'd like to help the family in this tragic time you can either donate on their Gofundme Page or drop off a check at the CHP offices in Redding.
- Redding Area CHP Officer and His Wife Battling Cancer
- Redding CHP officers make Honey Bunnies for charity
- Redding CHP K9 Team Now Trained & Ready
- CHP: Oroville parolee and wife arrested for stealing vehicles
- CHP officer killed by suspected drunk driver
- North state honors fallen CHP officer
- Man Helps CHP Officer in Struggle
- CHP officer arrested on DUI charges
- CHP Hosting 'Tip a Chippie' for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Firefighters Battle Redding Structure Fire