Get ugly for a good cause! On Friday, Dec. 12, from 6-8 p.m., NewBo City Market is holding an Ugly Sweater Party and benefit for their employee and mother of two, Dana Capouch. Capouch was recently diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer). On Nov. 24 she started her chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and the proceeds from the evening’s event will go towards her medical bills.
The fundraiser will include a free lasagna dinner and brownie ice-cream bar, as well as a cash bar with wine and local beers. There will also be an ugly sweater photo booth and giant Jenga game.
“We want it to be a fun atmosphere to help lighten the mood of the seriousness of cancer.” said Daysha Lichty, NewBo City Market’s marketing and programming manager.
Apart from food and drinks, there will also be a silent auction, with many items donated by NewBo vendors. Event organizers are asking attendees for free will donations, and there is also a fund online.