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Hundreds turn out to help Moorhead woman fight cancer

Roni Delaney, 24 (right) was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer in June, while supporting her mother's remission from Lymphoma.

For a young Moorhead woman, a difficult year is rounding out with an outpouring of support from family and friends.

While supporting her mother's remission from Lymphoma, 24-year-old Roni Delaney was herself diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.

She's endured six rounds of chemotherapy and a major surgery this fall.

Today more than 300 gathered to show support for the MSUM grad.

Many donated and bid on hundreds of auction items -- including some of Roni's original artwork.

Roni says she's overwhelmed by the support.

Roni Delaney: "I don't even know what to say... it's crazy -- it's awesome seeing everyone here."

If you missed today's benefit and would like to help defray Roni's medical expenses, there are many other ways to help:

-Cash/Check contributions payable to "The Roni Delaney Benefit Fund" may be dropped off at any Gate City Bank location

-You can donate online by visiting this site: and clicking on "RONI DELANEY Benefit Fund"

Those accounts should be open for several more months.

Catherine Ross

Catherine joined the WDAY 6 News team as a reporter and photographer in April of 2014 and is honored to bring you stories from around the Red River Valley. She grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis and got her first taste of the news industry during a high school mentorship at Fox 9 in the Twin Cities. Catherine graduated from Emerson College in Boston where she participated in the student-run TV station WEBN and spent a semester in Washington, DC working at Voice of America. Those opportunities gave her a front-row seat to the 2012 Presidential election cycle, reporting at the Iowa Caucuses, Republican National Convention and President Obama’s second inauguration. Now happy to be back closer to family, Catherine enjoys exploring the nature and culture of the upper Midwest. She’s an avid runner, novice foodie and lifelong Twins fan. If you have any story ideas or just want to say hello, Catherine would love to hear from you!

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