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Saturday Benefit Aids In Cancer Battle
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Former Escalon High School student and U.S. Air Force military veteran Jay Cook, battling pancreatic cancer, will be the beneficiary of a special event coming up this Saturday, March 23.

Organized at the Escalon Covenant Church, the event will run from 10 3 p.m. at the church on Escalon Avenue and feature multiple vendors.

“We are calling it Jay’s Cancer Battle Benefit Fair and Raffle,” explained Karen Walden, one of the organizers. “We are going to have over 20 vendors at the fair and are raffling off some terrific prizes, as well as selling D’Boni’s pizza by the slice.”

Vendors are scheduled to include Tupperware, Avon, Scentsy, Jockey Person to Person, Gold Canyon Candles, Lorina’s Edible Garden, Stampin’ Up, Pink Zebra and more. Walden said the wide variety will appeal to all, giving everyone a chance to find something at the benefit. She said proceeds will help defray medical costs for Cook, who is also the father of a 3-year-old.

There will also be tickets for drawings, sold at $1 apiece, and you do not need to be present to win the prizes.

Tickets can also be purchased at 12 for $10 or 25 for $20. More information about the day and the effort to help can be found on Facebook or e-mail