Fund-Raiser set for Local Man and Wife

FAIRBANKS, Ak - A dinner, auction and 3-on-3 hockey tournament is scheduled to fund-raise for a local man and his wife.

Steve Weier has been in kidney failure since 2011 and is now legally blind.  His search for a kidney donor recently ended as his wife, Tiffanie, has offered to be the donor.

The transplant surgery is slated for later this summer in Seattle, but friends and family are rallying to help offset medical costs that will affect not just Steve, but his wife as well as they will both need to take time off from work.

The "Forget Ferris, Save Steve" fund-raiser is slated for 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 11th at the Big Dipper Ice Arena.

A Facebook site has been established to help with fund-raising, you can find it at