It’s being billed as “A Night for Nathan” — and it’s something that is likely to touch everyone’s heart.
A fundraiser to assist the family of a young Glen Rose boy who is being treated for an inoperable brain tumor will be held Saturday night at City Hall at City Limits.
Nathan Beatty, who recently turned 8 years old, has been undergoing radiation treatment at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth.
He has been diagnosed as having a DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) tumor, which is usually fatal.
One fundraiser was held last month in Glen Rose. This one will be at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22. It will help the family with their substantial medical expenses.
Saturday’s event will feature a brisket supper ($10), live and silent auctions and musical entertainment. A corporate sponsorship is $500, for one table that seats 10 people.
Among the many auction items will be passes to a private suite at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth for a Nov. 6 NASCAR race and an April 9 NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Other auction items include rifles, Dallas Cowboys game tickets and a custom western mirror.
Donations can also be given through a YouCaring page called, “Help Nathan Beatty Show Cancer Who’s Boss.”
Nathan has created a “bucket list,” according to event organizer Karen Sanchez, including a trip to a Harry Potter theme park in Florida. For more information, Sanchez can be reached at 254-965-7893.
Nathan’s father, Clint Beatty, is an Army combat veteran and a DPS state trooper, and his mother, Tara, is a student at Tarleton State University. Nathan has an older brother, Colin, who attends Glen Rose Junior High School.