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Nicholas benefit raises $10k

CAITLIN ROW
summit daily news
Silverthorne, Colorado

Summit Daily/Mark Fox

SUMMIT COUNTY ” Longtime local Becky Nicholas finally caught a break ” after fighting cancer for almost a year, her friends raised $10,000 to offset medical expenses and keep her in the county.

“It’s been a big help,” Nicholas said. “I’m pretty thankful for that. We’re staying in Summit County and working it out.”

Hundreds of people showed support for Nicholas by attending her fundraiser in late March held at the Summit County Elks Lodge in Silverthorne. It included a $10 spaghetti dinner, a silent auction and a raffle.

Since July 2008, Nicholas has undergone numerous treatments ” including surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation ” for fourth stage, non-cell lung cancer that traveled to her brain.

“I feel pretty good,” Nicholas said. “I’m starting treatments again in six weeks.”

Nicholas has lived in Summit County since 1984. She married Bobby Nicholas in 1997 after meeting him at the Moose Jaw in Frisco.

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She’s been in the cleaning and property management business off and on for 15 years. Too weak to work, Nicholas recently sold it.

“I can’t imagine leaving the county,” Nicholas said.

And she has every reason to stay ” friends and family who love her, and a community that extended significant support to ease her burden.

Donations can still be made under “Becky Nicholas Benefit” at Bank of the West.