Today's column about shenanigans at The Piazza was accompanied by a video featuring neighbor Mike McCandless. While I was interviewing Mike, he told me about a fundraiser being held tomorrow, June 4th, for his daughter Kaitlynn, who was diagnosed in February with Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Kate, who graduates this month from Little Flower High School, has already had three surgeries and faces extensive chemotherapy, Mike told me me. Mike and his wife, Sandy, have medical insurance but it won't cover all of the medical costs related to Kaitlynn's treatment.  So family and friends are hosting a beef-and-beer fundraiser to help defray expenses.

If you want to attend, here's what you need to know:

Beef and Beer Benefit

Saturday, June 4, 2011  from 3pm-7pm

Ukrainian Club, 847 N. Franklin St.

Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Call Sandy at 267-760-3880 or Alice at 267-650-1689.

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Good luck, Kaitlynn. I'm pulling for you.