Fundraisers set for ill war veteran

Nov 17 2010 - 6:55pm

Several benefit events have been organized Saturday for Tyler Nielsen, an Iraq War veteran and family man who is battling colon cancer.

The events begin at 8 a.m. with a 5K/Fun Run at Jeannie Stevens Park in Tremonton.

An auction and raffle will begin at 1 p.m. at the Marble Park Auction Barn in Bothwell. A number of items will be sold with raffle tickets available at the door. Interested people may call Jessica for tickets at 435-279-4903; ticket holders don't have to be present to win.

A dinner follows the auction at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 and may be bought by calling 435-279-4903 or can be bought at the door. A concert will begin at 7 p.m. featuring The Beginning at Last, Poonhammer, Judge Mental and the Cox Family Band. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Any cash donations can be made either through the benefit or directly to the family at Members First Credit Union in the name of Tyler Nielsen. If you are able to donate please contact Jessica at or (435) 279-4903 or Mandi at or (435) 232-7371.

All funds raised at the event will go to benefit Tyler's medical expenses and to promote colon cancer awareness. For more information on the family visit

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