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Opposites will attract at charity benefit

Posted by Meghan Walker on January 30th, 2013

By Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

Ballard Station Public House (2236 NW Market St) will host a Pre-Valentines costume party to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society from 7 – 10 p.m. tomorrow evening, Jan. 31. The theme is “Opposites Attract” and there are plenty of costume prizes on offer.

Local Michael Watkins, organizer of the event, aims to raise funds as part of his commitment to the Team in Training fundraising drive for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Michael has agreed to train and run a marathon in honor of Siona, a 6 year old girl who lost her fight with Tcell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in January 2011. Watkins met Siona’s father Nigam after his daughter passed away and was inspired by his determination to train for a marathon to raise funds for the charity. He stated that “his dedication to his daughter leaves me in awe. He & I continue the fight today.” This is Watkins’ sixth year training for an endurance event to raise money to cure cancer.

The benefit tomorrow night has a suggested cover donation of $15 and all money raised will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Raffles and prizes include:

  • Best Women’s costume – $50 gift certificate to Zovo at University Village
  • Best Men’s costume – tool bag and kobalt ratchet set
  • Best Couples costume – $75 gift certificate to Ray’s boathouse
  • Raffle for a weekend getaway at Alderbrook Resort & Spa

To learn more about Watkins’ fundraising journey for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society click here.

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