A church choir, local entertainers and friends gathered at Floyd County High School Saturday to raise money for medical expenses for county Tourism and Economic Development Director Lydeanna Martin, who is fighting colon cancer.

Attendees purchased food supplied by county residents and organizations, invested in door prize tickets and listened to music in the high school auditorium.

Doctors found the cancer in 38-year-old Martin earlier this year and she is still fighting the deadly disease after surgery as well as chemo and radiation therapy.

Organizers said the benefit raised more than $11,000.