Officer Darrell Price was diagnosed with stage II lymphoma in April 2016. He has been with the DeKalb County Police Department for over ten years
Photo: Photo courtesy of DeKalb County Government
Photo: Photo courtesy of DeKalb County Government

‘Coffee and Donuts for a Cop’ benefits DeKalb officer battling cancer

DeKalb County is encouraging people to come out July 21 to Dunkin Donuts in support of Officer Darrel Price, who is battling cancer.

County Commissioner Larry Johnson has organized the fundraiser in collaboration with the doughnut shop, at 2555 Wesley Chapel Road.

In April 2016, Price was diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, cancer affecting the lymph nodes. He underwent treament, but the cancer returned and has spread to other lymph nodes in his body, according to Price’s GoFundMe page.

The GoFundMe page also notes that Price is unable to work due to nerve damage in his dominant arm from a procedure in April 2018. He is out of paid time off.

Price has been with the police force for 11 years.

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Paula Tate, community organizer in DeKalb, explained that this event on Saturday allows the community to express their support for the Price family.

“When people found out, they wanted to help,” said Tate. “We care and we want to wrap our arms around them and let them know they aren’t going through this alone.”

The doughnut shop is donating a percentage of proceeds between 9 a.m. and noon to Price.

For other donation opportunities, visit the GoFundMe page for Price.

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