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A huge party to usher in the New Year may also save lives

Dec 26, 2013 -- 4:59pm

Pam Dannenmueller always knew of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital but got up close and personal with the facility in October of 2008 when her then 2 year daughter Kaitlyn was diagnosed with leukemia. She tells KZIM KSIM it didn’t take long before they felt like part of the family…" They took our family in - loved us like we were their own. And after 3 months of living in the Ronald McDonald House and another 2 1/2 years traveling back and forth every week for chemotherapy treatments, in October it is 5 years of being in remission. Kaitlyn is considered cancer free. Thanks to St. Jude's." Now Dannenmueller is in her 4th year of giving back. She is the co coordinator of the St. Jude New Year’s Eve benefit which donates 1-hundred-percent of the proceeds back to the research hospital. This year it is being held at Ray’s Banquet Center in Cape. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets are 50-dollars each or a table of eight for 4-hundred-fifty-dollars. They are all inclusive. Dannenmueller suggests setting up a designated driver or getting a reduced rate room at the Auburn Place which is next door to Ray’s. Go to the event’s facebook page for reservations and ticket locations. Dress however you wish! In the last three years the celebration has donated 125-thousand dollars.


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