High Tea benefit to help fight multiple forms of cancer

By: 
Linda Gallagher, Contributing Writer

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Antrim County's High Tea for Breast Cancer Prevention is sponsoring a "sock hop" charity benefit from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the home of Jan and Mike McCrackin of Alden. The event will include food from 22 area restaurants, and live dance music from local entertainers.

 

REGION – Undoubtedly, cancer is a disease that plagues the world. Be it lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, cervical cancer, colon or prostate cancer, chances are everyone knows someone who has suffered, or worse yet, passed away from one of these dreaded diseases rooted in cancer. And whatever the type, cancer is affecting more people every day. 

With that in mind, Antrim County's High Tea for Breast Cancer Prevention is sponsoring a "sock hop" charity benefit from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the home of Jan and Mike McCrackin of Alden.

"We want to raise money to help folks who suffer from the six most prevalent types of cancer in this area – which includes lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer – as well as breast cancer," said High Tea committee member Suzie Davies. "And we want people to have fun doing it."

To do so, guests are asked to dress in casual attire and wear their "wildest, craziest socks" to dance in, while leaving their shoes at the door.

"For a lot of us, it will be like going back to high school," Davies said, “with adult hors d'oeuvres, entertainment and beverages.”

Longtime High Tea representative Dee Lynch agreed.

"We'll have food from 22 area restaurants, and dance music from local entertainers Dan Hall, Peter Bennett and Leslee Preece, and Jeff Woolsey," said Lynch. "It will be an evening of non-stop fun, food and raising money to help all the people in this area who suffer from the most prevalent types of cancer in this area, as well as funding for research to fight these types of cancers."

Proceeds from the evening will go directly to the East Jordan Family Health Center, which has an office in Bellaire, Davies noted. "From there, the money will be used to help the uninsured and under-served people in this area suffering from cancer, and those cancer victims who need co-pay assistance."

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