Fundraiser held to assist community activist Johnny Mata in his battle with cancer

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Fundraiser held for community activist Johnny Mata. (KTRK)

A fundraiser was held Friday evening to assist community activist Johnny Mata in his battle with leukemia.

Friends say the longtime activist is $20,000 in the hold for treatments despite having insurance.

"Johnny spent many years fighting for others. Today, Johnny needs others to fight for him."

If you didn't make it to the barbecue fundraiser, you can still donate to Mata through GoFundMe.
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