For years, anyone in crisis who needed help raising funds could count on Susie Moore. Now, Moore's facing cancer and a slew of costly bills that's sure to follow.
That's according to her longtime friend and fellow hair stylist Linda Bordwell.
"She's always been one to jump in and help if someone else needed something," said Bordwell, co-owner of Hairworks.
Moore began chemotherapy in Seattle this week and faces radiation in Yakima once that treatment is complete.
Bordwell said that while Moore does have some insurance coverage, sometimes that doesn't necessarily pay for certain treatments. "It'll be put to the test," she said.
The Sunnyside Fraternal Order of Eagles is hosting a number of fundraising events to help Moore, the first of which kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 29. From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day, the Eagles will host an auction, car wash, bake sale, poker run, potato bar and, weather permitting, a dunking booth.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Eagles will host a breakfast from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday, Oct. 18, a spaghetti feed from 5 to 8 p.m.
Eagles member and longtime client of Moore's, Betty Johns, said of the Eagle's, "People helping people, that's what we do. We try to help people here in town."
Bordwell said that's one of the things Moore's known for. "She's a wonderful person. She donated constantly. She's one of those people that I always thought should be nominated for a community award.
"Anybody knew if they needed help they could go to her. She's done a lot and she doesn't ask for anything at all."