Castle Rock man could use some health insurance

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CASTLE ROCK, Wash. (AP) -- In 2009, Dwight Parker was laid off from his job with an excavating company. His wife was pregnant, and he had two other children to support but couldn't find a job near his home in Longview.

So he started his own company, Parker Excavating. He made sure his 10 employees had access to health care coverage through a union. But he couldn't afford it himself.

He could sure use it now.

In June, Parker was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and his medical bills now exceed $100,000.

This weekend, his friends in the motocross community are revving up to help him out. A motocross event has been scheduled at the motorcycle track near the Castle Rock Fairgrounds to help raise money for the Parkers and his fight against cancer.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com