Dr. Donald Miller, left, accepts a donation from Richard Luce Jr. of Hillview, organizer of a benefit for the cancer center.

Richard Luce Jr. of Hillview presented a check for $1,800 to Dr. Donald Miller, director of the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center, during the Hillview City Council meeting held June 20. The donation resulted from the proceeds of the Hillview Cancer Awareness Show, held in May, which featured a model train show, a car, truck and model car show and an arts and crafts show.

Luce organized the event in memory of his father, Richard Luce Sr., a model train enthusiast who died from cancer in 2013.

“Since my father’s passing, I have striven to improve cancer awareness,” Luce said. “I am motivated to honor the memory of my father and to hopefully prevent others from enduring the pain of losing a loved one to cancer.”

Plans are already underway for the 2017 show, he said. Photos from the check presentation can be viewed here.