Amherst Co. Deputies Organize Fundraiser To Help Captain With Stage Four Cancer

Amherst, VA - The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is hoping to help one of their own, a captain battling stage four cancer. 40 year veteran of the office, Captain and Lead Investigator, Gerald Higginbotham was diagnosed in November with lung cancer. The cancer has spread to his bones and other organs. To help his family pay for medical expenses, deputies have organized a classic car show fundraiser for this Sunday. Vintage cars will be parked outside of Amherst County High School from 1p.m.-5p.m., admission is free, but food will be available for purchase and donations are encouraged. "He's assured me that if there's any way he could be there, he'd be there and it'd be really nice for the community to come out and show all the love and support to him and his family while he battles this courageous battle with cancer" said Deputy E.W. Viar of the Amherst Co. Sheriff's Office. The event will be at Amherst County High School. The public is encouraged to attend. For any additional information, you're asked to call E.W. Viar at (434) 661-7105.