Back in August, our community lost an amazing man who spent much of his life in Laurel. Jefferson Bradbury died of stage 4 pancreatic cancer but he certainly left his mark on all who knew him. He battled cancer for a year and left behind a wife, two daughters, a granddaughter and many other friends and relatives. This family man enjoyed music and played the guitar in a local band called Skip the Chase. If you’ve been around awhile, you may remember the band playing at Oliver’s on Main Street or other local bars and restaurants. Bradbury is also remembered for his time on the soccer field. He was a varsity coach for Reservoir’s soccer team from 2002 until 2006. The Laurel Boys and Girls Club, the Thunder Soccer Club and Bethesda Soccer Club also benefited from his coaching and experience. Melissa Bradbury, his daughter, has organized a fundraiser to be held at the North Laurel Community Center on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Vendors from LulaRoe, Stella and Dot and Scentsy will be there to sell clothes, jewelry, accessories, wickless candles and scented warmers. Proceeds from the event, which will be in memory of Jefferson Bradbury, will go to www.PanCan.org. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and I can’t think of a better way to support Melissa and her family than by attending this fundraiser.