Stealing from a charity event, a 1,500 dollar rented generator stolen from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society charity event.
"Hope and someone that I can relate to, so that's how they helped me,” said Cheryl Jarrell, survivor.
Jarrell a cancer survivor relied on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during her battle. Light The Night Walk, an event that brought 2,000 people together Saturday night in Fresno raises money for the organization. At the end of the night, a 1,500 dollar rented generator had been stolen.
“When somebody takes from that, you're taking away from somebody out there that needs life saving treatment,” said Jarrell.
Like Al Allen who was just recently diagnosed with leukemia...
“It's been tough on everybody, but for me I accept whatever the outcome is," said Allen.
Al's daughter heard what happened at the charity event through a Facebook post. Al wanted to help, so he's donating his generator to the organization.
“I just want to help, I just want to help others, help other people and help the volunteers that are working so hard to put on the events,” said Allen.
The organization's executive director says they had to pay 1,200 dollars for the stolen generator and did make a police report. She's just grateful for Al and the thousands of people out there who do make a difference everyday with their donations to fight cancer.
“There's so many good people out there and one bad apple can spoil the whole thing as they say,” said Debbie Truhett, Executive Director.
A positive end to this story, the event Saturday night did raise more than 200,000 dollars.