EVART — Family and friends are coming together to assist Gerald Burhans, who recently was diagnosed with throat and lung cancer.

A public benefit in his honor will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at the Evart Moose Lodge. The event will feature a bake sale, taco bar with numerous toppings, 50/50 raffles and a silent and live auction for a $5 donation at the door.

Burhans is a Vietnam veteran and will soon begin cancer treatments. Proceeds from the event will assist him and his family with medical costs.

For more information, call (989) 429-0586.