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Raffle and fundraiser to help breast cancer research

Posted by Megan McKee  July 9, 2010 09:11 AM

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Team "Do It for the Girls" are, from left to right, Kelly Hodge, Christine Krajewski, Therese Wiese, Lisa Judd

A group of women led by a Natick resident are raffling off items donated by local businesses and holding a fundraiser in preparation for July's 60-mile, three-day Susan D. Komen Walk for a Cure, an event that raises money for breast cancer research.

Christine Krajewski said her four-woman team, "Do it For the Girls," has solicited people to donate raffle prizes for their July 15 event, which will be at Natick's Lemon Tree Goods from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. People can buy raffle tickets at the store until the event, and don't have to attend to win, she said.

All of the money will go toward the team's fundraising efforts for the walk, which is July 23 to July 25 in Boston.

Krajewski's mother was diagnosed with cancer last year, which is when she first participated in the walk.

"We all have our own personal reasons for walking. My mother was diagnosed May of 2009 and today she no longer has breast cancer, though the experience has changed her life in many ways," she said. "I am very a happy she will be with us this year to cheer us on as we reach the three-day finish line."

Of the first year, Krajewski said, "It was such a memorable experience and totally worth all the aches and pains."

Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20, and can be purchased in person at Lemon Tree Goods or by calling 508-655-2600 during business hours.

Raffle Items include a pair of Boston Red Sox tickets in the State Street Pavilion donated by Corbco, Inc; four Red Sox tickets donated by Neil Aresty and Estie Rappaport of Wayland; a one-hour tennis lesson with Rick Sharton of The Thoreau Club; a one-hour golf lesson with Keith Barber, head golf professional at Pine Brook Country Club; a handcrafted original summer dress donated by Wildewear; a French-inspired gift basket donated by School Street Studio; a Coach handbag donated by Lemon Tree Goods; an overloaded Dunkin' Donuts gift basket; a makeover donated by The Loft Salon; a $470 portrait session donated by Karen J. Rodgers of Sherborn; a portrait session donated by Debbie Gravina Photography; a boudoir session donated by two girlz photography; a $50 gift certificate donated by Maxwell's 148; and jewelry items donated by Rock Candy Jewels and Wired Gems.

Megan McKee can be reached at megan.mckee@gmail.com.

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