Benefit set for March 24 for cancer victim

Brenda Strawbridge, 36, was diagnosed in June 2006 with colon cancer. It has now spread to her liver, lung, breast and brain. Formerly employed at Chrysler in Belvidere, she can no longer drive nor work. She is a single mother with two daughters, ages 16 and 12.

Her friend, Sheila Blackwell, has scheduled a benefit from 1 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 24, at Shooter’s North, inside Forest Hills Lanes, 7742 Forest Hills Rd., Loves Park. Hear live music by The Hitmen and Stone Free.

There is no admission price. Prices are for games, raffles and other activities. Draw your partner for a Dart Tourney (sign up at 1:30 p.m., throw at 2) and a Bags Tourney (sign up at 2:30 p.m., throw at 3). Roller derby skaters, the Rockford Rage, are selling raffle tickets and donating some prizes. Members of the Rage will be present at the benefit.

The following businesses have contributed to the benefit: Applebee’s, Ciminos, Cliffbreakers, Figli’s, Hobby Town USA, Machine Shed, MaryKay, Scanlan’s, 640 Meats, and Testors.

Hope to see you there!

from the March 21-28, 2007, issue

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