A concert fundraiser is being held Saturday, June 18 in Ayer in memory of a young girl who died of cancer.
The concert features The Museum Direktors and The Installers. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds will support the members of PMC Team Lick Cancer. Team Lick Cancer has more than 50 cyclists who will bike 190 miles in this summer’s Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon, hoping to raise $300,000 for cancer care and research.
They ride in honor of Charlotte O’Shea, a 6 year-old from Bolton, who died after a lengthy battle with a rare cancer. Among the cyclists riding with Team Lick Cancer is Janet O’Shea, Charlotte’s mom, who will ride and raise money for research into atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT), the rare cancer Charlotte battled since age 2.
“Even though Charlotte is not here, she pioneered other avenues for treatments for this type of cancer,” O’Shea said. “The PMC is an opportunity for me to do something for her. I have to make something positive out of Charlotte’s death. I can’t leave the disease the way it is.”
The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge is annual bike-a-thon that raises more money for cancer care and research than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country. In its 31-year history, the PMC has raised $303 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The 32nd annual PMC is Aug. 6 and 7.
The June 18 concert fundraiser will be held at The Billiards Cafe, 39 Main St., Ayer. Donation of $20 at the door. Event also includes silent auction and 50/50 cash raffle. All funds raised will support cancer care and research. Learn more at www.pmc.org or donate to Team Lick Cancer at www.pmc.org/profile/TL0054. For information, email email@example.com.