“Arctic Blast” Fundraiser for Catch a Break Program
- Categories: Benefit
- Event posted: Jan. 3, 2014
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Abe & Jake's Landing, 8 E. Sixth, Lawrence
- Age limit: Not available
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association will host an event featuring tasting stations and great entertainment to help raise money for the Catch a Break program. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St., Lawrence. The party has an “Arctic Blast” theme and even though it may not be that cold outside, all guests are encouraged to come to the event in ski lodge gear and chill out for a cool cause. Tickets are $80 per person. The night’s entertainment will include five tasting stations, super-cool music and other unique entertainment including Strong Woman Mama Lou, Tricks of the Light fire jugglers, and Genuine Imitation singing group. Strong Woman Mama Lou will surprise you with her feats of strength as she bends metal bars, breaks chains, crushes apples with her bicep and tears books in half. Tricks of the Light entertainers mix fire with nunchucks, hula hoops and swords. They’ll certainly leave a lasting impression. Genuine Imitation is the premier a cappella group for the University of Kansas and will perform pop, rock, country, bluegrass, oldies and R&B. This is the second annual Arctic Blast event to benefit Catch a Break, which was founded in 2007 by cancer survivor Cindy Sargent. The Catch a Break organization extends a hand to cancer survivors who lost their job, drained their savings or were forced to choose between buying cancer medication and providing a meal for their family. “We also assist survivors through payment of utility bills, groceries, rent and even purchasing gifts during the holidays. To give cancer patients a BREAK!” said Erin Henderson, social worker for LMH Oncology unit. Since Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association assumed administration of Catch a Break in 2010, it has helped more than 200 families.