BERLIN — A home run derby and barbecue fundraiser will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, starting at 1 p.m. at Community Field in Berlin to benefit Elijah Smith of Gorham.
On Sept 24, 2016, Smith was diagnosed with bone cancer, and since then has been fighting hard through several surgeries including having a left leg amputated above the knee.
In July of this year, he finished up a round of chemo, and was hopeful of a cancer-free examination. Unfortunately, this was not the case. There was another spot on his right lung, and according to doctors would be a more complicated procedure.
To help ease the financial burden, family and friends have organized this event in hopes of helping the family in its time of need.
There will be a $10 entry fee, which includes the barbecue and events. Children 5 and under are free. The home run derby is open to children 10 to 13 years old, and there will be trophies and prizes for the derby and other activities held that day. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.