A neighborhood in Marion is rallying to support one of their neighbors who has stage 4 breast cancer.
Doctors diagnosed Nikki Lynch with cancer in April. She says members of her tight-knit neighborhood stepped up as soon as they heard about her dire diagnosis.
“I hug my children really tightly every day. It’s really hard to know that I might not be able to be there for the graduations, the dates, the weddings, but that my community will be,” Lynch said.
On Saturday the neighborhood organized an event with the Cedar Rapids Kona Ice snow-cone truck in Thomas Park.
“We’ve just always had block parties and fire pits, and we’re a pretty close-knit group, and when we heard about Nikki we just knew we had to do something,” neighborhood resident Andy Park said.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the snow cones sold will go to the Lynch family.
“They heard our story and they’ve just run with it and we’ve had so many businesses do that, but for Kona Ice, I mean they’re donating 100 percent of their proceeds, they have people here, their time, their product,” Lynch said.