Empire hosts cancer fundraiser Saturday

Posted: Friday, November 06, 2009

JUNEAU - The Juneau Empire will host a cancer fundraiser Saturday at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, with proceeds benefiting Cancer Connection, a Juneau grass-roots organization that assists those living with cancer and their families.

Empire Marketing Coordinator Meghan Grunow said the event, titled a "Pink Tie" benefit, is a wrap-up for Breast Cancer Awareness month, but is intended to recognize all forms of cancer.

Festivities include: live music by the Thunder Mountain Big Band and Brave Monkey; catering by Abby's Kitchen; pink cocktails by Rendezvous; and Alaska Brewing Company beer. There also will be a silent auction and a dance auction, Grunow said.

Cancer Connection was founded in 1996 by Mike Miller as the Southeast Alaska Cancer and Wellness Foundation, and assists an average of 40 to 60 cancer patients annually.

Tickets are still being sold at the Empire office and Hearthside books. Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 in advance. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.

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