A Centre Hall family is getting a little help from the Bestwick Foundation in partnership with Ye Olde College Diner.
On Thanksgiving, a dinner will be held to help the Judy family in its fight against cancer.
Some proceeds will also benefit Tides, a support program for youth grieving the loss of a loved one.
On Sept. 15, Brian Judy was admitted to the hospital for a brain tumor. Two days later, he had surgery to remove most of a glioblastoma.
Judy is undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments, and has not been able to work since his diagnosis, said Dan Rallis, owner of Ye Olde College Diner.
His wife, Laurie Judy, operated a day care business out of their home, but due to her husband’s illness and treatment, they can’t have children in their home. With Laurie Judy serving as the primary caretaker, the day care business has also been temporarily closed.
As part of the Thanksgiving dinner, money raised through tips and donations will be divided between the Judy family and Tides.
If healthy enough, Brian Judy hopes to be in attendance, said friend Steven Greer.
Rallis said that since 1938, the diner has provided Thanksgiving dinner to needy families in Centre County.
When Rallis took over the restaurant, he transformed the Thanksgiving dinner into a larger fundraising effort.