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Saturday event to benefit young cancer patient

A fundraiser for a young girl suffering from cancer will be held Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at the Farm at Oak Hill, 186 Kent Lane, Mocksville.

Cora Tew is the daughter of Shelby Michael Tew and Austin Tew, and the granddaughter of Craig and Karen Michael of Mocksville and Pam Tew and Paul and Tammy Tew of Stokesdale.

At age 2, Cora was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer that affects connective tissues in the body. She had a tumor removed at the Cincinnati (Ohio) Children’s Hospital and has 23 radiation treatments there. She has been taking chemo since March and will continue those treatments through the end of the year. Her care is managed through her main medical team in Cincinnati (which requires regular visits), but is coordinated with the oncology department at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem.

The fundraiser is being held at Randy and Ellen Grubb’s venue, and for organizatonal purposes, those who whish to purchase barbecue are asked to buy a ticket prior to the event, although plates will be available at the door.

There will be a bounce house and barrel train for the children, a cotton candy truck and Sunset Slush.

A 49-inch Samsung Curved Ultra High Def television will be sold at raffle, as will several baskets and other items.

A silent auction will include a Kansas City Royals baseball shirt signed by Whit Merrifield, a Merrifield signed bat, and three Never Summer snowboards.

Music will be provided, and any proceeds over Cora’s expenses will be donated to pediatric cancer research.

Contact Craig or Karen Michael at 336-909-4142 or 336-909-0202.