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Benefit planned for woman with kidney cancer

Posted: Jun. 16, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Jun. 16, 2018 11:40 pm

PALOMA, ILL. -- A fundraiser to benefit a Quincy woman struggling with health issues is planned from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Paloma Shelter House.

Jessie Barnes, 43, was diagnosed with bilateral kidney cancer and had a kidney removed this year. Her other kidney has three tumors, and the cancer has advanced to stage 4. Funds raised will help with medical expenses.

The fundraiser will feature a live auction, raffles, a cornhole tournament, food, a silent auction, music and a bake sale. The cornhole tournament will be at Paloma Park. Sign-up for the tournament is 1:30 p.m., with the tournament starting at 2 p.m. For information on the tournament, call Lisa Woods at 217-617-7144. Cash raffle tickets will be $10 each or three for $25. For questions or more information on the fundraiser, call Mona East at 217-653-7611 or Cindy Milbert at 217-440-8664.

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