Spirit of Silas Martin donating money to childhood cancer research
DECATUR, Ill. (WRSP) —
Dozens remembered the spirit of Silas Martin and how he wanted to help others just like him.
Saturday, at the Timbuktu Saloon in Decatur people came together to raise money for childhood cancer research.
The event started to honor Silas, who passed away in December of 2014 after a ten-year battle with brain cancer.
He was just 16-years-old.
All money from the event will go toward Alex's Lemonade Stand, a foundation dedicated to childhood cancer research.
Something Silas' mother says there's just not enough of.
"A lot of research is done for breast cancer research or for colon cancer and for adult cancer very little is done for childhood cancer," said Gloria Martin