A local family is hosting a fundraiser for the Leslie Pirkl family of Iowa City. Leslie Pirkl has been recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Pirkl is going through radiation and chemotherapy treatment on an ongoing basis. The fundraiser will provide money to the family to help with the radiation and chemotherapy costs. There will be lunch provided for a free will donation, and a silent auction will also take place. Items for the auction include gift certificates to area restaurants, hotel accommodations, limousine services, Riverside Casino perks and much more. If you’re unable to attend and you would like to donate, an account is set up in Leslie Pirkl’s honor at Hills Bank & Trust. The fundraiser is Saturday, October 16th at the Riverside VFW in Riverside beginning at noon.