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Fundraising For a Redding Man Battling Aggressive Cancer

Published On: Mar 15 2013 07:39:36 PM CDT
REDDING, Calif. -

A fundraiser is being held for a Northstate man battling an aggressive form of melanoma.

35-year-old Brett Kaminski was diagnosed about three years ago, just a month before he and his wife, Erin, welcomed their first child.

He went to get a mole on his neck checked and that's when the tumor was first discovered. 

It has since spread throughout his body, including to his stomach, lungs and kidneys.

He's received a variety of treatments and has undergone multiple surgeries.

Brett, a Navy veteran, is originally from Florida. He came to Redding about six months ago so he and his wife could attend the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministries.

The doctor who treated Brett, Radiation Oncologist Matthew Allen, planned the fundraiser with some of his employees.

"He hasn't been able to work because of the cancer and we just realize everything they're going through," Allen said. "This is a family without a lot of resources and our hearts just went out to them immediately. Everybody in the office connected with them and we just know that we need to do something. They're new to Redding but we know that we have a very welcoming community here."

Brett worked as a personal trainer, so they thought it'd be nice to have the fundraiser at a gym.

It's set for 10 a.m. Saturday morning at Everyday Fitness, which is on Athens Ave. in Redding.

You can join in on a workout class or just drop a donation off. There will also be free skin checks.

To make a donation online: http://