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Wayne Post
  • Newark Elks plan fundraiser for Tracy Elliott

  • Tracy Elliott is only 48 years old, but was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 2000 and is facing an upcoming double lung transplant that can cost as much as $800,000. Support from the community is desperately needed to raise the initial $25,000 to begin the process at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Newark Elks would like to help Tracy.

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  • Tracy Elliott is only 48 years old, but was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 2000 and is facing an upcoming double lung transplant that can cost as much as $800,000. Support from the community is desperately needed to raise the initial $25,000 to begin the process at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Newark Elks would like to help Tracy.
    Brad Whittaker, Exalted Ruler, and Steve Wickman, Elk and head of 'Country Magic', have arranged for a variety of bands including; 'Country Smoke', 'The Marbletones', 'Common Ground' and other special guests to donate their time and be part of a BASH for this cause. The event will be held on Sunday, April 14, at the lodge located at 223 South Main St. Music will be from 1 to 6 p.m. with Steve Wickman as the MC and 'Country Magic' hosting. Basket Raffles, 50/50 drawings and Wendy's Certificates will also be part of the activities. Admission will be $5 per person. Burgers and hots will be available for purchase. Advanced tickets will be sold at the lodge or by contacting Bobbi Elliott, Tracy's mother-in-law and designated chairperson for fundraising by the National Transplant Foundation. They can also be purchased at the door.
    If you cannot make the event, a tax deductible donation can be sent to NFT New York Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave., Suite 430, Memphis, TN, 38119. 'In honor of Tracy Elliott' will need to be written in the memo line. An online donation may be made at www.transplants.org. Click ' Find an NFT Patient' to search for Tracy.
    For further information, call the Newark Elks Lodge at 331-1249 or Bobbi Elliott at 331-6948.
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