Friends and family of three Utah women are raising money for life-saving transplant surgeries not covered by insurance. The women are:
- Doris Keels Anderson, a Salt Lake mother of five, is suffering from primary biliary cirrhosis, a fatal and incurable liver disease that can be corrected only by a transplant. Anderson must have $125,000 in a trust fund before she can even be put on a waiting list for a donor.A huge auction will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, to raise funds for the surgery. It will be held at 9 a.m. at Dilworth Elementary School, 1953 S. 2100 East. House and office furniture, services, trips and a 1990 Nissan Sentra will be auctioned. A large boutique and bake sale will also be included.
Those who cannot attend the auction can make a direct tax-deductible donation to: Doris Keele Anderson Liver Transplant Fund, LDS Hospital - Deseret Foundation, Eighth Ave. and C St., Salt Lake City, UT 84143.
- Karen Peters, a Brigham City woman, needs an autonomous bone marrow transplant to treat her breast cancer. The procedure costs in excess of $100,000.
Friends wishing to contribute may send donations to: Karen Peters Trust Fund, First Security Bank, Forest & Main, Brigham City, UT 84302.
- Cindy Friend, a 37-year-old Tooele resident, has been accepted for a bone marrow transplant to treat her cancer. But the hospital needs $150,000 up front.
A trust has been established in her name at Zions Bank in Tooele. Money raised will go to aid in her surgery costs.