Northeast Times

Northeast family organizes benefit for cancer patients

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Can­cer pa­tient Debbie Chak­ler and her fam­ily and friends are spon­sor­ing a be­ne­fit for needy can­cer pa­tients this Sat­urday, from 7 p.m. to mid­night, at the fancy Ces­caphe Ball­room, at 923 N. Second St. in North­ern Liber­ties.

Debbie Chak­ler and her hus­band Ron live in Bustleton. They have two chil­dren and four grand­chil­dren.

Last Au­gust, Debbie, a vi­brant and healthy 55 years old who worked as a mu­sic de­part­ment aide at George Wash­ing­ton High School, was dia­gnosed with pan­cre­at­ic can­cer.

Today, she is do­ing well, and her body is re­spond­ing to chemo­ther­apy treat­ments. She has brought a pos­it­ive at­ti­tude to her fight and re­ceives sup­port from her tight-knit fam­ily. She also sub­scribes to al­tern­at­ive and nu­tri­tion­al ther­apies.

She and her sup­port­ers have foun­ded a non-profit or­gan­iz­a­tion named A Mir­acle for Debbie to sup­port oth­ers with can­cer.

Tick­ets cost $150 and in­clude open bar, but­lered hors d’oeuvres, en­tr&ea­cute;e, live en­ter­tain­ment from The Ex­cep­tions and valet park­ing. There will also be raffles and live and si­lent auc­tions. Black tie is op­tion­al.

To make a dona­tion or for more in­form­a­tion, vis­it www.amir­aclefordebbie.com or join the Pray­ing for Debbie’s Mir­acle page on Face­book. ••

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