4:55 AM EST, January 27, 2013
ELKHART – A food-based fundraiser played out in Elkhart Saturday to help out a city police officer.
Police were on a “steak out.”
It wasn’t the kind to catch a criminal, but they cooked up steak for a steak and potato fundraiser to benefit Sergeant Scott Hupp.
Hupp is fighting cancer and has lost his hair.
There were a lot of bald heads at the benefit. That’s because many of his fellow officers shaved their heads Friday in solidarity.
Saturday’s event was staged by the Elkhart FOP.
“The monetary loss from not being able to work your regular job or any part-time jobs that you may have is astronomical,” said Elkhart FOP Lodge 52 member Jim Ballard. “In addition, the medical costs that he’s facing for his treatment.”
Hupp is suffering from a rare form of cancer that is usually only found in pediatric patients and rarely attacks adults.
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