Sea Hawkers set fundraiser to fight childhood cancer

Inspired by community sponsor and the legacy of a 4-year-old who battled cancer, the Dungeness Bay Sea Hawkers are putting on a fundraiser this weekend.

A local group supporting the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, the Sea Hawkers host a car wash at Applebee’s Grill & Bar in Sequim, 130 River Road, from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for Childhood Cancer.

“(Applebee’s) is one of our sponsors so we wanted to do something for them,” Sea Hawker Greg Roberts said.

Car washes are by donation. The event also features a raffle for various items; tickets are $1 each, winners do not need to be present to win and all proceeds go to ALSF.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar has been a partner to ALSF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, since 2005. Each year the business fundraises and raises awareness at their restaurants across the country; to date, Applebee’s has raised more than $8.2 million to fund research and bring hope to families fighting childhood cancer, according to the ALSF website.

Born to Liz and Jay Scott in Manchester, Conn., in January 1996, Alexandra “Alex” Scott was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of cancer more commonly found in children, shortly before her first birthday. When she was 4, Scott held her first childhood cancer fundraiser in her front yard and raised more than $2,000.

By the time of her death in 2004, organization officials say, she raised $1 million and inspired a legacy of hope and cures for childhood cancer. See www.alexslemonade.org.

For more about the fundraiser, contact Roberts at 360-797-4211.

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