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Thousands raised at benefit for local builder battling cancer

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Thousands of dollars are being raised for cancer research in Cedar Falls.

It's thanks to hundreds of people who showed up to support local builder Dave Bartlett who's battling advanced cancer.

Donations from businesses like Jiva Salon Spa and Next Level Extreme Fitness were part of a silent auction.

His wife says it's great to be able to raise awareness that lung cancer happens to non-smokers.

"I can't believe really that all these people came out for Dave and really all the people that suffer from lung cancer. Lung cancer is still the number one cancer in the country, which has a large stigma because most people associate it with smoking," said his wife Dr. Suzanne Bartlett. 

A big thank you from Dave's family and friends to Sarah Lamos who organized the benefit.

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