Elks cancer benefit dance near


UNION CITY, Ind. — BPO Elks No. 1534 has raised more than $266,000 over the past years holding numerous fundraisers and events.

Last year, the Elks contributed more than $22,000 to the annual Cancer Research Benefit Dance and were one of the top leaders in the state of Indiana.

“With your continued support, we will be able to assist the important efforts leading to a cure for this terrible disease,” said a spokesperson.

The dance this year will be held on Feb. 13. Doors open at 5, the dinner is at 5 p.m. and the dance is at 8.

The band Password Reset, featuring Union City graduate Rafaela Farias, aka Roxie Rox, will be entertaining. There will be hundreds of items auctioned/raffled off to raise money for cancer research.

Cost is $25 a person for dinner and dance; $15 a person after 8 p.m. for dance only.

Theme is “Super Bowl: Help Us Tackle Cancer and Bring Home a Win for Cancer Research.”

Pre-sale tickets have already started.

“We want to make this a record-breaking fundraising year but we cannot do this without your help,” the spokesperson said. “Ways you can contribute: Attend the dance and have a good time, make a monetary donation, donate an item to be auctioned off and spread the word of the event to your family and friends.”

Each year, the Elks offer an opportunity to members, family and friends to honor a loved one during the annual cancer benefit dance and auction. Those who would like to and return with a contribution to have a memorial placed on the event program are asked to fill out a form. For more information, call 765-964-5100.

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