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Fifth annual Aunt Leslie cancer fundraiser hoping for a sellout
Tickets are selling fast for a fifth annual fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and its CIBC Run for the Cure.
This year’s Evening in Honour of Aunt Leslie will take place Fri., Aug. 23 at the Marigold Restaurant on Inkster Boulevard at 6 p.m.
Organizer George Sanderson says there are little more than 150 tickets left for the event, which has raised more than $10,600 for cancer supports and research since it started in 2009.
"If I can hit $5,000 again this year, it will be a bonus," Sanderson said.
The Luxton-area resident was inspired to create the event after his aunt, Leslie Castling, was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2007. Doctors gave Castling two years to live, but she beat those predictions when she died in February 2011.
The all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet includes a new show from renowned Elvis Presley tribute performer Daylin James, who will slide into tunes at 8 p.m.
Individual tickets are $35, and can be reserved in tables of 10 for $350.
Marigold is located at 1245 Inkster Blvd.
For more info, or to purchase tickets, call Marigold at 204-697-1245, Sanderson at 204-416-6413 or Cecilia Kereliuk at 204-294-4316.
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