Night of entertainment to raise money for palliative care

Jocelyn Turner
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Terri Lynn Lewis holds a picture of the butterfly andiron chair her father, mother and husband helped create to be raffled off at the ‘Fun’ Night on Friday, Feb. 15 at the Knight’s of Columbus Hall. The annual event is held in memory of Lewis’s brother who passed away from cancer. 

AMHERST – You wont need your curling sticks and stones this year to attend the 5th Annual ‘Fun’ Night in memory of Tim LeFurgey. This year, the annual event will be all about entertainment, food and an auction to help raise money for the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre’s Palliative Care Program.

“My brother pretty much lived at the palliative care unit from June until August,” said Terri Lynn Lewis, one of he organizers of the event. “We wanted to give back to them - the doctors and the nurses - they were awesome. I needed something to keep busy so the first year was a curling night for everyone to get together and celebrate him and make some money.”

Because of the night’s success, it became an annual event. But this year, in honour of what would have been LeFurgey’s 40th birthday, the family decided to have a huge party.

“We’re going to party hard and make lots of money,” said Lewis.

In the past four years, the event has raised over $20,000. This year, Lewis hopes to raise at least $10,000.

“The door will open at 6 p.m.,” said Lewis. “Entertainment will start around 7 p.m. and go until at least midnight. Food will be served until 8:30 and the kids can come out until 9.”

The party will feature local entertainers including Tony and Susan Robichaud, Steve Wells, Travis Hatcher and Daren White with his band The Second Toe. There will be a  50/50 and a silent auction with different items donated by different local organizations. The family will also be selling raffle tickets on a butterfly andiron deck chair built by Lewis’ husband, mother and father.

The event will be held Friday, Feb. 15 at the Knights of Columbus hall. All money raised through the event will go to the palliative care program. For more information, contact Lewis at 669-1585.

jturner@amherstdaily.com

Twitter: @ADNjocelyn

Organizations: Cumberland Regional Health Care Authority, Knights of Columbus

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