‘Party for a Purpose’ organizers increase fundraising goal

station5KpartyPARTYOrganizers of next weekend’s second “Party for a Purpose” have upped the ante in their effort to support those whose lives have been touched by cancer.
The Monticello-based event features a 5K run or walk at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Station Bar & Grill, 512 Pine St., will once again serve as event headquarters.
“Our goal this year is to raise $15,000,” said organizer Jason Kisner. Last year’s first-ever event raised almost $10,000 to help local cancer patients and their families.
Cherry Berry in Monticello will host a fundraising night for Party for a Purpose Thursday, Sept. 26.
“We would love to see all local businesses become part of our event,” he said. The full Party for a Purpose schedule features a kickoff event at The Station on 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.
Indy & Outy, a unique collaboration between a disc jockey and a drummer, performs at 9:30 p.m. and starting at 10 p.m. drink specials and fun events will raise money.
Registration and check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with the run/walk following at 10 a.m. The entry fee of $25 includes lunch and a commemorative T-shirt.
Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. followed by an awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. and silent auction at noon, and a live decorated bra auction will start at 1 p.m.
The motivating force behind Party for a Purpose event comes from four primary organizers- Deb Cox, Tara Thurber, Jason Kisner and his wife, Cassie Kisner.
All four have been touched in some way by cancer. Jason Kisner shared the quartet’s tale in an recent email.
“Deb lost her Dad, Spud to cancer. She saw so many lives being affected by cancer and just wanted to find a way to make a difference and help someone on their cancer journey,” he said.

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