Dumazo Ngesina(center), 36, of Somerville, is presented for bidding by event emcees Tara McGoff and Christian Galvin during a date auction for Project Cupid held at Estate in Boston to raise money for research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Dumazo Ngesina(center), 36, of Somerville, is presented for bidding by event emcees Tara McGoff and Christian Galvin during a date auction for Project Cupid held at Estate in Boston to raise money for research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Project Cupid had its fifth annual date auction on Friday night. The $17,000 raised at the event — which was started by Amy Blue after she lost her 9-year-old cousin to acute myeloid leukemia — will benefit the AML research fund at Dana-Farber. Bachelors who put themselves up for bid included 36-year-old Dumazo Ngesina (center). The night’s emcees were
Tara McGoff
(left) and Christian Galvin.

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