Eagles use light in cancer fight

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The Englewood Eagles will raise money for cancer research on Oct. 26 by lighting up the area.

Kimi Mead is women’s auxiliary president for Eagles Aerie 3241 at 3780 S. Jason St. She said her group wanted to undertake a project to raise money for a charity. She said that since just about every auxiliary member knew someone who was battling cancer, the group made the decision to raise money to support cancer research.

“In September, we began talking about how to raise money for cancer research. We finally decided to try to sell bags to go over bulbs in a luminary-like display,” Mead said. “For our fundraiser, we are asking $2 for each bag that will be placed over a light-string bulb. I have been a little surprised at the response. We have sold more than 100 bags. More are being purchased so we should have a great display.”

Bags are still available. To buy a bag, go to the aerie or call 303-762-8107.

The aerie will open at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, offering a potato and sausage soup dinner for $5 with all proceeds going to the project. The lighting of the project will follow about 7 p.m.

“We started working on this in late September and it is going well,” Mead said. “We will send what we raise to the national Fraternal Order of Eagles office because they will provide a match for what we raise.”