Pancake breakfast benefits Gallatin officer with cancer - WKRN News 2

Pancake breakfast benefits Gallatin officer with cancer

Posted: Updated: June 23, 2012 9:38 PM CDT
Gallatin police Officer Kevin Thomas was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in May. Gallatin police Officer Kevin Thomas was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in May.
GALLATIN, Tenn. -

A pancake breakfast was held Saturday morning in honor of a Gallatin police officer and father battling a rare form of brain cancer.

Officer Kevin Thomas was diagnosed with stage 4 Glioblastoma brain cancer, commonly referred to as GBM, last month.

"To hear that, [it's] malignant brain cancer Stage IV, and it's the fastest growing kind, it's pretty scary," Thomas previously told Nashville's News 2.

Thomas is on leave while undergoing treatment.

Hundreds attended Saturday's breakfast, held in the dining room at Gallatin City Hall from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

A $5-minimum donated was requested at the door.  Proceeds will help defray medical expenses not covered by insurance.

Before tallying the breakfast donations, the Bethpage Masonic Lodge and the Sumner County Sheriff's Department presented a check for more than $2,000 to Thomas and his family.

"Things like this [are] the only thing we got to reach that goal and get the doctors and hospitals paid so we are fortunate to have folks that are able to have this kind of thing and put this stuff together. It's nice to know that we have this much support from our community it makes us feel great," Thomas told Nashville's News 2. 

Thomas has been a law enforcement officer for more than a decade and has worked with the Gallatin Police Department for the last two years.

A fund has been set up at Regions Bank to help the Thomas family with medical costs.  Donations to the Kevin Thomas Fund can be made at any branch.

A golf tournament will also be held on Friday, June 29 at the Long Hollow Golf Course in Gallatin.  Click here for more information.

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