Dinner set to raise funds for veteran/police officer battling brain cancer

Dave Imber with his children, Brooke and Mia, and his wife, Julie.

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Howell resident Dave Imber has recently been diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer for which there is no cure.

Due to surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy treatments, Imber has been unable to work, and the expenses the Imbers face are enormous.

To raise funds for the Imbers, a spaghetti dinner is set for 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the American Legion Devereaux Post 141, 3625 W. Grand River Ave., Howell. A donation of $8 per plate is being asked, and there will be a silent auction, too.

Imber has spent most of his life serving others. He is both a proud veteran and Oakland County police officer. He has been with the City of Lathrup Police Department since 2017, and he serves in the Army Reserves as a Brigade Intelligence Officer for the 272nd.

Dave Imber in Iraq.

His years of service started young. In 2005, at the age of 24, Dave joined the Army. He was part of the Michigan National Guard, 425th Unit out of Selfridge as a Platoon Leader. He later went to the 125th Infantry, in 2008, and fought oversees in Iraq. In both 2009 and 2010, Dave was stationed with the 82nd Airborne Division.

Imber married his wife, Julie, in 2010. Together they have two daughters, Mia, 4, and Brooke, 14. Prior to the joining the police force in Lathrup Village, Imber was a corrections officer in Livingston County.

You can check out the Facebook page for the dinner by clicking here.

In addition, there is a GoFundMe page for donations to the Imber family. Click here to donate.

In addition, here are some local television news stories on Dave Imber’s battle against cancer:

https://www.clickondetroit.com/community/oakland-county-officer-inspires-community-while-battling-cancer

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/lathrup-police-officer-iraq-veteran-battles-terminal-brain-cancer

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