Soup & Silent Auction Benefit for Max Richards on Sunday, February 27

BROKEN BOW—In 2005 Max Richards was diagnosed with a brain tumor. His health journey throughout the years has included a cancer diagnosis and numerous treatments. A recent fall resulted in brain bleeding for Richards who is now currently undergoing radiation treatment for the inoperable tumor.

To help Max Richards and his wife Christy with medical costs and lost wages, a benefit dinner and silent auction is scheduled for Sunday, February 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building in Broken Bow (416 South 1st Avenue).

Soup, pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and cookies will be served for a free-will donation. A silent auction is also being held and you can call Sheila Clark at 308-870-3609 to donate auction items. Current auction items include a pool party, rifle, grill, gift baskets, ATV trailer, gift certificates, and more.

“I have already received many wonderful, wonderful items from people and businesses in the community for the auction but I’m still taking more. We would gratefully accept any donations for that benefit,” Sheila Clark told KCNI/KBBN.

Sheila Clark is Christy Richards’s sister and Max’s sister-in-law. Clark said Max’s journey has been difficult for the entire family but they are sticking together. She said Max was the “tire guy” at Trotters for many years and knows a lot of people in the community.

“We are a very close family. They are driving every day five days a week right now for radiation so there are those expenses as well. It’s been rough but we’re sticking together and being strong for Max,” Clark said.

The Broken Bow Lions Club is helping sponsor the benefit by cooking and serving the food. Sheila Clark told KCNI/KBBN she wants to give a huge shout-out to the Lions Club for its generosity to the community and encourages the public to support the club in return.

“Thank you to our community. I know Max and Christy are extremely grateful. Every time we visit about it they cry because they are so grateful. So thank you in advance,” Clark said.

Max Richards (left) has been undergoing cancer treatments. Silent auction and dinner benefit on Feb. 27 to help with costs. Photo: From Max Richards Benefit Fundraiser on Facebook hosted by Kayla Clark Haberstick, courtesy of Michelle Gregory (Max’s step-daughter)