The ladies of “Joy to be Bald” will host a pasta dinner fundraiser for two local people battling cancer, Monday, Feb. 18, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Tarrantine Tribe Hall.
Donations of pasta dishes, salads, and desserts are welcome. There will be a 50/50 raffle, with other donated items being raffled as well.
Lynn Duval was originally diagnosed with breast cancer, which was in remission, but cancer has returned in different areas, according to Joy to be Bald, in a news release. She recently had surgery, has begun treatment again, and has a very long road ahead.
Paul Corbin has salivary gland carcinoma. After a long and grueling journey to get diagnosed, he has learned that he will have to visit Dana Farber Institute in Boston on a regular basis indefinitely for ongoing treatment.
Joy to be Bald is a group of committed volunteers based in Liberty. What began in 2010 as a dare between Café owner, Lori Mayer, and a patron who offered to donate money to a mutual friend if Mayer agreed to shave her head; has grown into an annual event to offer financial assistance to local people battling cancer. The annual event still bears the name of the original recipient and friend, Joy Mehuren, who succumbed in Lung Cancer in 2011.
Lori Mayer can be reached at Lori’s Café, 504 Belfast-Augusta Road in Liberty, via telephone at 207-589-4141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information on the event can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/joytobebald.