The Plymouth-Canton community is embracing and supporting one of its own, Joanne Savage.
A widow and mother of three sons, Colin, Jack and Nolan, Savage was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Peritonei Carcinoma.
Pat Savage, husband of Joanne and father of the couple's three boys, succumbed to Esophageal Cancer in November 2011.
The death of a spouse is a traumatic event, both emotionally and financially, but Joanne is staying extremely positive while she goes through continuous medical treatment knowing that she has the support of others.
This includes the Salem High football team, for which her son Colin plays.
RealBarBQ of Canton, 42452 Ford Road, also is showing its support for Joanne Savage by holding a benefit fundraiser on Dec. 8.
Doors at RealBarBQ will open at 11 a.m. Fifty percent of proceeds generated from all sales that day will go to the Savage family.
A fund at Community Financial Credit Union also has been set up where contributions can be made:
ATTN: Savage and Sons Fund;
Community Financial Credit Union
500 S. Harvey Street Post Office Box 8050
Plymouth, MI 48170