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Family & Friends Holding Benefit For Local Man Fighting Cancer

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Lake Wales, Florida – A local man, Brandon Kelley, is in a fight for his life. His family and friends are hoping to give him a helping hand doing it. They will be holding a benefit called “Kicking Cancer In The Cornhole”. The event is on May 12th starting at 3pm to 9pm. The event will be held at the Bolden Barn, 5011 Twin Lakes Lane, Bartow, Florida. That is this Saturday.

You see Brandon has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in stage 4. Brandon who is a husband and father of a 3 year old son is needing a bone marrow transplant. His brother stepped up and will be donating his bone marrow to help save his life (news story from Fox 13 here: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/brotherly-love-helps-polk-man-battle-cancer). Unfortunately during the bone marrow treatment process, about 90 days,  they will have to basically have a dual households.

The event is free to attend, but will have a corn hole tournament $10 to enter, live music, food, fun & games. They also have an option for a $10 donation you can be entered into a drawing for a 32inch smart TV and several door prizes. Some of those prizes and silent auction items are $25 Crooked Bass, $25 Crazy Fish, $25 Norby’s, $15 Dunkin’ Donuts, 2 complimentary BBQ dinners at Shacks BBQ, Oil change at Patton Tires, $150 off set of 4 tires at B&L Tires, Grooming gift certificates Boarding and bath at Suite Dreams and much more.

To keep up with the event go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1962574854057818/