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Weekend events tackle cancer, M.S.

Special photo
“Evening Practice” By Downtown Arts Coalition member Sean Erin Mulkey will be available for bid at the Friday evening event It’s a S.H.E. Thing benefit.

Special photo “Evening Practice” By Downtown Arts Coalition member Sean Erin Mulkey will be available for bid at the Friday evening event It’s a S.H.E. Thing benefit.

ALBANY — Albany State University and Veteran’s Park Amphitheater will play host to It’s a “S.H.E.” Thing benefit weekend on Friday and Saturday. The event is taking place to raise awareness and funds for The American Cancer Society and The National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The evening Friday kicks off at 7 p.m. at Orene Hall, located on the lower campus of ASU. The evening will include dinner, a live auction, raffles and entertainment.

Guest speakers will be Colette Jenkins, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, who is also and advocate and educator on the disease for the area, and Wanda Myers, a breast cancer survivor.

Attire for the evening is formal. Costs are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Corporate packages are available.

On Saturday, the day will begin at noon and run through 4 p.m. Live entertainment will be provided by performers Unbreakable Bloodline, Seventh High, Travis Goodson, Mike Scott, Justin Goodson and others. Survivors and those affected by these diseases are encouraged to share their stories with those attending.

Food and vendors will be on hand with information on The American Cancer Society and The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. There also will be crafts booths.

Children 13 years and younger will eat for free.

Tickets for the event are available at My Sisters Place, Salon Infinity (downtown) and Fancy Boutique.

Contact for this event is Heather Johnson, founder, (229) 376-5838 or www.wix.com/itsa_shething/benefit.