A dinner and silent auction to raise money for Bonney Lake Mayor Neil Johnson, who’s battling cancer, is 6:30 p.m. May 18 at Swiss Park, 9205 198th Ave E., Bonney Lake.
A bone marrow donor drive also will be held during the event.
Johnson, 46, was diagnosed earlier this year with chronic myelogenous leukemia, which affects the blood and bone marrow.
He’s undergoing chemotherapy and needs a bone marrow transplant.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They’re available here.
Donations also can be made at Harborstone Credit Union, 20608 State Route 410 E., Bonney Lake.
Johnson has been Bonney Lake’s mayor since 2006. The city has a mayor-council form of government, which means he’s the chief administrator. But City Administrator Don Morrison told The News Tribune earlier this month that he and Johnson talk nearly every day and Johnson is “still in charge” as he undergoes treatment.
In addition to serving as mayor, Johnson works full-time in sales and marketing at Rotary Offset Press in Kent.
He’s married with two daughters.
For questions about the event or to donate auction items, email firstname.lastname@example.org.