Brewfest brings in the bucks for cancer patients
copyright the Chronicle July 15, 2015
by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph
NEWPORT CENTER — Brewfest, a fund-raiser held Saturday for cancer patients, brought in about $12,000, said Dr. Leslie Lockridge of the Northeast Kingdom Hematology Oncology Clinic (NEKHO).
Sunshine, beer, barbecue, and music were the order of the day at Kingdom Brewing, where the event was held.
NEKHO staff and patients organized the Brewfest, which was aimed at raising money to fill the clinic’s patient fund once more.
Dr. Lockridge, who owns the clinic, said the money raised would have lasted a couple of years before, but now the number of patients has increased exponentially.
“I’ve been through six months of treatment, and you need an arsenal of things,” Mary Lee Daigle said. “Your whole system is turned upside down.”
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