Tanner is the son of Kristi and Robert Smith (Coppermill’s “Chef Bob”). At age 16, Tanner was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and received treatments which put the cancer in remission. Tanner was able to return to Logan High where he continued as Grizzwald the mascot for his junior and senior years. Being Grizzwald was the highlight of his high school years. Less than a year after high school graduation, Tanner received the heartbreaking news of a new cancer, AML leukemia, caused by a chemotherapy drug he received for his earlier treatments. Tanner is now 19 and is in the fight of his life—for his life.
Since November, Tanner has endured several rounds of intense chemotherapy and extended stays at Primary Children’s. A bone marrow transplant in April 2011 requires a stay in the hospital and SLC area for 100+ days while the transplant “takes”. One of Tanner’s parents has stayed constantly by his side at the hospital over the past several months so he is never without family support. Now his family needs our support to help with the rapidly growing expenses of his treatment.Bring your family to support Tanner’s family at a Coppermill catered “tailgate” dinner and benefit fundraiser and pep rally for Tanner Smith, Logan High mascot, Grizzwald, from 2007-2010. The pep rally will be viewed live by Tanner while he is at Primary Children’s, so bring your family to cheer him on.
Join us for a dinner and auction/drawing to benefit Tanner Smith on April 25th from 5:30-7:30 at the Logan Recreation Center Main Gym. Dinner will be catered by the Coppermill Restaurant and auction/drawing will include Utah Jazz items, fitness equipment, and many other items. Tickets can be purchased here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=bmtkhgdab&oeidk=a07e3jpi06m76dd8b5c