A benefit is being held Saturday in Henderson for a local teenager battling cancer.
Volunteers are set up at Henry Guidry Park with a large amount of items up for sale.
All proceeds will go to Sadie Guidry and her family for medical and travel expenses. Sadie was diagnosed with cancer in February 2018, when she was 11 years old. She relapsed six months after celebrating remission, and is currently undergoing treatment again, according to her family.
Saturday's garage sale lasts until 7 p.m., but Sadie's family and friends have several other benefits lined up in the coming weeks.
Next Saturday, October 3, they will be at the City Wide Garage Sale in Breaux Bridge. Also on October 3, a "Soldiers for Sadie Benefit Bass Tournament" will be held at the Basin Landing in Henderson. Later that month, a BBQ and gumbo cookoff will be held in Breaux Bridge. All proceeds will go to Sadie's family.
The Guidry family says they want to bring more awareness for families going through similar situations.
"The awareness is not there, the funding is not there," explained Meika Guidry, Sadie's mother. "That's what I want all these people to realize that goes through this. Until you go through it, you don't realize the need for gas, food, hotel. You don't realize that."
Guidry visited KATC as part of Bob Giles and Dreams Come True in 2018, where she learned that she was going to Walt Disney World.
To follow Sadie's journey and for more information, follow Soldiers for Sadie on Facebook.
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