ENID, Oklahoma— McVay Law and Enid Event Company are hosting a fundraiser on Enid’s upcoming First Friday for a Navy veteran who was sidelined by cancer last year.
Charles Rogers, whose wife Natasha Rogers is an assistant and receptionist at McVay Law, discovered in June 2020 that he had adenoid cystic carcinoma and has since undergone several major surgeries.
Lawyer Dalen McVay said since he found out about his assistant’s husband’s husband’s “out of the blue” diagnosis, he wanted to help.
“For me it was an easy way to help because I know how supportive the Enid community is of giving back to him in some way, so we try to help him financially as best we can. can,” McVay said. “I know Enid is so supportive of causes like this that I thought we’d try to see what we can do.”
McVay said he reached out to a friend of his who runs a comedy club in Oklahoma City and asked if he would be willing to help with fundraising, and the friend said he had a few ” big names” who would be very supportive of this.
Two OKC comedians and headliner Mike Speenberg, a world-famous comedian, will perform a family show at 7:30 p.m. on June 4 on the patio of Settlers Brewery Co.
All proceeds will go directly to the Rogers family.
For those unable to attend, donations are accepted at McVay Law, 211 N. Washington, or through Venmo, @dalen-mcvay.
Natasha Rogers, who has worked at McVay Law for nearly two years, said she was happy that McVay and the Enid community were willing to do this for her and Charles.
“It’s just humbling, and we’re grateful and thankful — all of those things,” Natasha Rogers said.
McVay said Speenberg was “absolutely hilarious,” as were the other two comedians, and he encourages the community to participate in the show.
Any donation, from $1 to $500, helps, McVay said.
“Anything they can give … will be absolutely, greatly appreciated by a veteran of our military,” he said.