Cancer SUCKS and we all know someone that has been effected by cancer or we've dealt with this awful disease ourselves. When we find out about others that are suffering, we want to do what we can to help.

This is the story of Steve Swartwood. Steve was a former Assistant Fire Chief for the Town of Binghamton and belonged to the Sons of Union Veterans of Civil War. He was married to Zina for 27 years and they have a 16 year old daughter Kara Beth.

He worked for Fleet Pride and was a Range Aid for Harley Davidson on Front Street in Binghamton. Steve was very community minded and was always willing to give a helping hand where it was needed and now we remember and honor him.

Steve was diagnosed with advanced Pancreatic Cancer and unfortunately he lost his battle to this awful disease last week. His family deeply appreciate the love and support that you've shown and hope that you'll come and honor him this weekend.

There'll be a Memorial Pasta Dinner benefit for him this Saturday, November 10th from Noon to 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 136 Park Avenue in Binghamton. You can enjoy entertainment along with a silent auction, Chinese and 50/50 raffles and more.

Tickets are only $10 advance or $15 at the door. If you can't make it or want to contribute now, you can go to any Visions FCU and donate in Steve's name. For more info, go here or you can contact Theresa at (607) 760-4777 or Karen at (607) 723-0996.

[via Steve Swartwood]