Beers, Bands, & BBQ for Boobs Is What Friends Are For
"We decided to create an online fundraiser and host this benefit to help offset the costs incurred by seeking treatment."
Saturday, Dec. 29
When you find out a friend has a serious illness like Stage 2 breast cancer, and the treatment requires her to take off copious amounts of time from work — what do you do?
You try and support her in the very best ways that you can, of course.
When Jessica Yochim found out her dear friend Cassie Henry had been diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer, she decided that the very best support she could give was in the form of Beers, Bands, & BBQ for Boobs.
"[Cassie] is a flight attendant, and she is not permitted to fly while she is receiving chemotherapy," Yochim said. "We decided to create an online fundraiser and host this benefit to help offset the costs incurred by seeking treatment."
That "we" includes Yochim, Emily Smicker, Mary Triana, Cecelia Hollands, Alexa Luczak
With the generous help of Jeff McCullor, co-founder of the event venue Erie Ale Works and a personal friend of Henry's, the Erie community can come together for a delightful post-Christmas/pre-NYE gathering, where the beer will flow, local artists will enhance the festivities with live music, and the Que Abides will be on hand, selling their mouth-watering BBQ goodies.
The music will kick off at 5 p.m. with hip-hop artist and producer Charles Brown, followed by Erie's real-life little mermaid Brooke Surgener at 6:30 p.m. and local long-time faves Falling Hollywood at 8 p.m.
There is no entry fee for this event, which is open to the public, but the organizers hope for generous donations at the door, and will also be selling raffle tickets as guests enter.
Said Yochim, "[Cassie] is a dear friend to all of us, and we want to support her during this difficult time."
That, after all, is what friends are for. — Cara Suppa
4 p.m. to 10 p.m. // Erie Ale Works, 416 W. 12th // No entry fee, suggested donation // For more info or to make a donation, visit bit.ly/bbbbq4b