TUCSON, Ariz. -- This Leap Day, the community is banding together to support an Empire High School athlete battling cancer.
The Arby’s on Old Vail Road is holding a big fundraiser until 10 o’clock on Saturday night.
So far, lots of people have been coming in to support Noah Nieto who was diagnosed with chondroblastic osteosarcoma, a rare form of cancer found in the bones and soft tissue, last Summer.
Noah has undergone costly chemotherapy treatments, but those closest to him say this hasn’t slowed Noah down.
They say he is a fighter.
Jami Salyers, with Arby’s says she feels fortunate to work for a company that allows its employees to give back.
“Just to be able to do this and know it’s lifting him up, it makes you sleep better at the end of the day. We really hope that he is feeling the love here at the end of the day because people have been coming from all over town, not just Vail but all around the city to support and root for him...and I just really hope he feels it,” said Salyers.
The Arby’s in Vail will give 50 % of the proceeds earned in this fundraiser to Noah’s family. Arby’s will also be selling $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a 55-inch smart tv and beat headphones. All raffle ticket proceeds will go to Noah Nieto.
Salyers says all donations are gratefully accepted. Just stop by the Vail Arby’s and drop them off.