I am spending my evening at a fundraiser. Too many people have to suffer from cancer.
The Beach Party fundraiser takes place from noon to closing March 3 at the pub, 44110 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, #196, in Ashburn.
To raise funds for Kanoho, the pub will sell pink martinis in special, take-home glasses and “Support Malea” bracelets and T-shirts; auction off items, including Washington National’s tickets, Loudoun wine tours and rounds of golf at 1757 and Raspberry Falls golf clubs; and hold a 50-50 raffle. Jason’s band, Island Tyme, will play at 7 p.m.
Jason said he and his family have been overwhelmed by all the support they have received.
“We are fortunate to have family and friends who have heard our story and want to help, and we’re very thankful for that,” he said. “I know people have their own financial responsibilities, and it’s a bad economy. So if people find it in their hearts to give, to help us, people have got to know that we are so grateful.”
Kanoho hopes that in the future he can do the same for another family struggling to pay for costly treatments.
“It’s my hope that we will be in a position to help someone else in the same position as us … I want to pay it forward someday,” he said.