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Location: 114 year-old warehouse beneath the Fremont Bridge
North Portland | More info: www.FundRagerPdx.com
A costume dance party benefiting the Oncology Youth Connection (OYC) is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th at a 114 year-old warehouse beneath the Fremont Bridge in North Portland.
Dubbed a ¬Å“Fund-rager¬Â, the event will feature fire dancers, aerial performances from AWOL Productions and dance hits from DJ Mello and OG One. On the night of the event, spotlights in the sky will signal guests to the party location.
The party is being thrown by Mason Davis and John Cooper, who met this summer volunteering their efforts for the Children's Cancer Association. They are two of the organizers behind the annual Music as Medicine fundraiser, which this year drew 700 guests and raised over $40,000 for local kids and teens battling life-threatening diseases.
Cooper, of Media Drink, and Davis, of Jive Software, said throwing this party fills the void for young professionals in Portland looking to celebrate Halloween in the most memorable way possible. By targeting an emerging demographic for philanthropy, they are bringing together the right crowd, at the right time, for the right reasons.
Davis, a 29-year-old Cancer survivor, said they were pondering a Halloween ¬Å“Fund-rager¬Â when he met the OYC. ¬Å“They invited me out for a good time. I met everyone, shared stories, made friends. Then – only one week later – I learned that a new acquaintance, Steve Wentworth, was re-diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. That alone made the decision to throw the party pretty easy. It's going to be a celebration. We're going big!¬Â
The OYC is a nonprofit whose mission is to support young people challenged with cancer by providing a community of peers to inspire resilience during and after treatment. Founded in 2008, the OYC is a young organization looking to dramatically broaden the awareness of their cause in the young adult audience we anticipate.
Grant Roesler, founder of the OYC, says he is excited about the opportunity to grow their footprint in the community. ¬Å“The event really is a perfect match for us,¬Â said Roesler. ¬Å“It is young people helping young people. And it’s a great way to show that getting a cancer diagnosis in your young-adult years can’t keep you from making great memories or having an awesome time.¬Â
Backed by personal capital and sponsorship from Widmer Brewing, Apex Real Estate, Power Plumbing, Jillian Rabe LLC, AWOL Productions and Flame-boyant, they are aiming to raise funds and volunteer power for the OYC. The party is available to anyone 21+ or over and alcoholic drinks are inclusive with a ticket purchase. Tickets are on promotion for $50 each at www.FundRagerPdx.com.