LOMPOC, Calif. - An entire community is rallying behind the son of a Lompoc police officer who is fighting Leukemia.
14-year-old Noah Scott is part of the Police Explorers and the son of Cpl. Charles Scott. Noah was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, also referred to as ALL, in July. He has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment, and has been in and out of the hospital.
Several members of the Lompoc Police Department shaved their heads in solidarity with Noah. A GoFundMe page was also set up to help the Scott Family with medical expenses, and a Facebook page has been created in support of Noah.
Additionally, there's three fundraisers planned for the coming weeks, and the community is encouraged to attend. The dates, locations and time are as follows:
- Wednesday, August 24. El Toro Bronco. 1030 North H Street. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Scott family.
- Friday, August 26. Blood Drive and Bone Marrow registry, and bake sale. Lompoc Police Department. 107 Civic Center Plaza. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. To register for the blood drive, click here.
- Sunday, September 18. Benefit BBQ. Trinity Church. 500 E. North Avenue. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Presale tickets: $10 for a chicken plate; $5 for a kid's hot dog plate. For tickets, contact: email@example.com or 805-315-7075.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is a blood cancer that results when abnormal white blood cells accumulate in the bone marrow, and occurs most frequently in people under 15 years old or over the age of 45, according to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.