Troy, left, and Amanda Veraghen, right, owners of R Place in Spalding, present a check for $500 to Nell Chartier, center. Chartier’s husband, Dennis, is battling lung cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic. A silent auction for the U.P. sign pictured was held to support the family. R Place had the winning bid of $500. The Chartiers have two sons, Fabian, 15, and Owen, 13.