Fundraisers scheduled as community rallies behind Melissa Cochran

Thursday , April 20, 2017 - 12:34 PM

MAKENZIE KOCH/Standard-Examiner Staff

WEST BOUNTIFUL — The community is rallying behind Melissa Cochran, a West Bountiful woman who was injured in the London attack in March. 

Cochran’s graduating class at Viewmont High School has organized several fundraisers throughout Davis County to raise money for her, Cochran’s brother Clint Payne said.

See more details about the fundraisers below. 

Payne also started a GoFundMe account for his sister. As of Thursday afternoon, people had donated more than $83,000. The initial goal had been $50,000.

Cochran and her husband, Kurt Cochran, were in London to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when the London terror attack occurred.

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The couple was on the Westminster Bridge when they were struck by an SUV that plowed into a group of pedestrians. Kurt Cochran was thrown from the bridge and died.

Melissa Cochran suffered a broken leg, broken rib and cuts to her head. Doctors cleared Cochran to fly home last week, and she is healing faster than expected, her brother said.

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The following restaurants are donating a portion of their sales on specific nights to Cochran:

Chili’s Grill and Bar

When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25

Where: Centerville location, 371 W. Parrish Lane; and Layton location, 1970 N. 1000 West


When: 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 24

Where: Centerville location, 540 N. 800 West

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 27

Where: Centerville location, 663 W. Market Place Drive

Pizza Pie Cafe

When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, May 1

Where: Bountiful location, 370 W. 500 South

Note: There will also be a raffle at Pizza Pie Cafe from 6-8 p.m.

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