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Concert Aug. 12 will help 9-year-old girl pay for cancer treatment, classmates held lemonade stands last month

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Aug. 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm with 1 Comment »
August 8, 2012 10:14 pm

A concert Sunday, Aug. 12 will support 9-year-old Maari Dickerson, whose third-grade classmates from Washington-Hoyt Elementary School held lemonade stands last month to help raise money for her cancer treatment.

The event will be from 3 p.m. to midnight at the Swiss Tavern in Tacoma, and will feature live bands and both a live and silent auction.

Dickerson is scheduled to begin $90,000 proton therapy in late August, which will beam protons the diseased tissue of her aggressive form of cancer.

Her insurance company denied coverage for the treatment, saying it’s experimental, friends of the family said.

She is currently undergoing a 40-week cycle of chemotherapy.

The suggested donation for the concert is $10 per person or $25 per family.

For more information, visit www.maaridickerson.com.

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  1. alindasue says:

    If ever there was a case demonstrating the need for health care reform…

    Best of luck to those who are trying to help this family pay for the treatment. My prayers are with you little girl.

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