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Benefit planned for Murray family: Donations are being sought for the benefit

Robert Murray and his wife Maria are pictured the day before he was diagnosed with a tumor on his brain. The family lived in Hastings for 11 years before moving to New York in May. A benefit is planned for November. Submitted photo

The friends of Robert Murray have organized a benefit for him. Murray, his wife Maria and their family lived in Hastings for the past 11 years. In May, the family moved to New York for his job.

After just a month, it was learned that Murray had a brain tumor that was about the size of a ping pong ball.

He had surgery, then suffered a stroke. Murray spent a total of 11 weeks in the hospital and was recently discharged.

Now, a benefit is planned in Hastings for the family. It will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Hastings Country Club. Advance tickets are $20. At the door, tickets are $30. There will be food, a silent auction and a wall of win, among other highlights.

Event sponsors, silent auction donations and volunteers are sought for the event. Anyone who can help is encouraged to contact Amy at 651-470-8773 or write an email to friends

More information can be found at www.friendsofthe The Murrays have three children — James, Elizabeth and Cate.