Benefit basket party planned for cancer victim

A benefit for a local man with who is battling multiple cancers will be held at the Whitehall Athletic Club next month.

A basket party to benefit Michael Kennedy will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9. Doors are scheduled to open at 11 a.m. with drawings set to begin at 1 p.m.

In late October, Kennedy was transported to the Rutland Hospital after suffering a seizure. He was then flown to Dartmouth Hitchcock Regional Medical Center where doctors discovered a brain tumor.

Two days later, he had surgery to remove the tumor and he returned home at the end of the month. After two weeks of treatments, doctors discovered he also had lung cancer.

Although he has shown no sign further signs of brain cancer he will have to remain under chemotherapy treatments for the next 12 weeks.

The basket party is being organized by family and friends to help Kennedy pay for his medical bills.

Organizers are looking for donations of basket items, raffle items or even money.

Anyone who would like to make a donation can drop off items at Putorti’s Market, First Step Dance Studio, WT Burn Insurance Agency, Schoony’s Grocery in North Granville or DC Realty in Granville.

Admission to the basket party will cost $8 and include a sheet of tickets; additional sheets of tickets will be available for $2. There will be several raffles and lunch and refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact Pam Hobus at 499-0951.

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