ASHVILLE - The Michelle Kay Reynolds Memorial Leukemia Fund will hold its 13th annual Fight Leukemia Fest from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the LLAMA Club, Route 474, Ashville.
The day will begin with the Leukemia Benefit Poker Run starting at Harley Davidson on East Main Street, Falconer, and ending at the LLAMA Club in Ashville.
The benefit will feature a number of activities and entertainment. Live entertainment throughout the day will feature Amanda Barton of Big Leg Emma, The Porcelain Busdrivers, Coal Train and Willow Creek. Families and young attendants will also be able to take advantage of food, children's games, giveaways and door prizes. Tickets for the event are $10 a person, with children 12 and under admitted free.
Back row, from left, are Bill Roehm, Mike Lennon, Laura Felice, Kathy Roehm, Kathy Anderson, Lori Reynolds, Kyle Morse, Deanna Spitz and Danielle Cederquist. Front row, from left, kneeling, are Kaden Roehm, Tage Roehm, Lyssa Lindstrom, Emily Spitz. Not pictured are Valarie Pedigo and William J. Roehm II.
Shortly after moving back to the Jamestown region, Michelle Kay Reynolds was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. Eleven months after her diagnosis, in 1999, she passed away.
In her honor and to preserve her memory, her family established the Michelle Kay Reynolds Memorial Leukemia Fund in 2000 at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. It is her family's belief that Reynolds would want them to help others in the community living with leukemia.
A full listing of activities can be found at fightleukemiawny.org.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Michelle Kay Reynolds Leukemia Fund administered by the board of the Michelle Kay Reynolds Leukemia Fund and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
For more information or to buy tickets, call Kathy Roehm at 488-0083. To make a contribution to the Michelle Kay Reynolds Memorial Leukemia Fund, contact the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation at 661-3390 or visit www.crcfonline.org. The foundation can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/crcfonline. Donations are also accepted by dropping off recyclable cans and bottles at the Southside Redemption Center on Foote Avenue.