Jerry Tufly, for sure, gets the Friendship Award this year.

Forget what you may have learned about friendship form the television show. A Fruita man goes above and beyond for his friend.

After hearing that his friend of more than 30 years needed a new liver, Jerry Tufly stepped up. He amazed his friend by becoming a living donor for him. Half of his liver will be given to his friend Fred Pierce to help save his life.

The two will travel to Rochester Minnesota, to the famed Mayo Clinic, to undergo this procedure.

There will be a fundraising event tomorrow (Sunday November 20) at Sud's Brothers in Fruita. It will be a spaghetti dinner, along with a raffle. Money raised will go to off set the cost of the trip and the surgeries. That all starts at 1 p.m.