Auction benefit Tuesday to help Yellico family |

Auction benefit Tuesday to help Yellico family

Jim and Myka Yellico and their four children -- Elle, Mason, Sayre and Hadley -- enjoy a day at Glenwood Caverns. A benefit event to help the family deal with medical costs for treating Myka's brain tumor will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday the Riviera Supper Club, 702 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – A silent auction benefit on Tuesday is intended to help defray medical expenses for the family of Myka Yellico, who is battling brain cancer.

Yellico, 37, is the mother of four small children and the wife of Garfield County Assessor Jim Yellico. She was diagnosed last year with a cancerous brain tumor, and has been undergoing treatment.

“Many of us are going through rough economic times,” reads a flyer for the benefit. “This is a chance for us as a community to rise up and come together to show the compassion that we have showed in years past in efforts to help families in need.”

Donations of small or large items for the auction are still being accepted by Abby Walters at 309-2212.

Among the items already included in the silent auction are local artwork, restaurant and store gift certificates, vintage wine and scotches, hotel certificates, ski passes, pool passes, golf passes, beauty treatments and more.

Cash donations can also be made in person at the event, or at Alpine Bank under Jim and Myka Yellico.

Food and drink will also be available for purchase during the event. All proceeds will be donated to Myka Yellico and her family to help cover medical bills.

The Yellico’s have four small children, the youngest is 3 and another was adopted from Cambodia, according to Walters.

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