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Tapas and Happy Hour for 30-Year-Old Mom-to-Be Battling Cancer

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Tapas and Happy Hour for 30-Year-Old Mom-to-Be Battling Cancer

Time: March 24, 2011 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Street: 125 W. Church Street
City/Town: Orlando
Website or Map: http://teamroxyorlando.eventb…
Phone: 407.536.6586
Event Type: happy, hour, fundraiser
Organized By: Ashley A Cisneros
Latest Activity: Mar 9, 2011

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Event Description

Tapas and Happy Hour for a Great Cause!
Work got you down? Need a drink (or two)?

You're invited to "A Night Out for Roxy" Fundraiser Happy Hour to benefit a mom-to-be who's battling breast cancer.

$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Cost includes tons of delicious tapas, a free drink, networking and lots of Happy Hour specials!
Get your ticket at http://teamroxyorlando.eventbrite.com

About the Event
A group of young professional women in Orlando are coordinating this special fundraiser for their college pal, Roxanne Martinez, affectionately known as Roxy. These volunteers make up the Orlando "Team Roxy." Team Roxy is an international grassroots volunteer effort made up of friends and supporters of Roxanne Rae Martinez, a 30-year-old Texas mother-to-be who is batting breast cancer. An avid community leader, runner and peewee football coach, Roxy was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer on Nov. 1, 2010. That same day, she also found out that she is pregnant. Only about 1.5 percent of women with breast cancer are pregnant when diagnosed, according to the National Cancer Institute.  On Dec. 1, 2010, Roxy had a Modified Radical Mastectomy that completely removed her left breast and some lymph nodes under her arm. In January 2011, Roxy began 8 to 16 weeks of chemotherapy. An industrious person who has never had less than two jobs during her adult life, Roxy was terminated from a recently-acquired job following her diagnosis because she did not qualify for short-term disability or the Family & Medical Leave Act. For the first time in her adult life, Roxy is unemployed. Roxy has retained her health insurance through COBRA because she wants the best possible cancer care; however this makes Roxy ineligible for many cancer assistance programs. Roxy’s treatment, even with health insurance, can run anywhere from $8-14K on top of what's covered by insurance. Team Roxy volunteers are hosting “A Night Out for Roxy” fundraisers in more than 20 cities —including Toronto, Canada and San Juan, Puerto Rico —  to help defray the cost of Roxy’s lifesaving treatments. 

For more info, visit www.team-roxy.com

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