The seventh annual Cristina's Coffee House fundraiser takes place Friday, May 3 at the Caruso Club.
The event is a fundraiser for the Cristina Care Fund through the Northern Cancer Foundation, which helps cancer patients who must travel for treatment. To date, more than $140,000 has been raised for the fund.
It's in memory of 29-year-old Cristina Roque, who passed away in March 2012 after a four-year battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She spent a lot of time travelling between her Sudbury home and Ottawa General Hospital for treatments.
“Our fund has helped over 160 patients since it started in 2013, and also outfitted 5W BMT floor of the Ottawa General Hospital with TVs for patients to enjoy in their rooms,” said an email from Cristina's mom, Fran Roque.
“Many patients from Sudbury comment on how the TVs have helped them during their time at the Ottawa Hospital.”
The Cristina's Coffee House event includes live music, dancing, painters, sweet treats and a silent auction.
Tickets to the event cost $25 each, and are available through Event Brite or by phone at 705-523-4673. A $10 light buffet dinner is also available on site.