TOWNSEND -- A group of local residents is holding a Halloween Party fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townsend Ridge Country Club. It will feature local DJ Mike Morgan, raffles, cash bar, costume contest, games and more. Complementary appetizers will be provided by Bailey's Bar and Grille.
Mary Landi, along with her group The Tiger Team, has been working to fundraise for Cystic Fibrosis for 30 years, after her son Jim was born with CF.
CF is an inherited disease that affects the lungs and digestive system, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website. A defective gene causes the body to produce thick mucus that can cause lung infections and stop the body from breaking down food, the website says.
"We're doing it to raise money for research. They've come a long way and we just keep plugging away trying to raise more money," Landi said.
This is the second year they have held the Halloween Bash. Landi said that last year they held the event at the Townsend VFW, but transferred it to Townsend Ridge this year to be able to sell more tickets.
Tickets will cost $20 ahead of time or $25 at the door. So far, Landi said she has sold about 75 tickets and raised about $2,500.
This year, she said she is hoping to raise even more and to attract people from surrounding communities.
"It gives people a chance to win something, go home with a great prize and support a great cause," Landi said.
Landi said The Tiger Team is made up of friends and family as well as other local residents who have a family member with CF.
"There are really quite a few local families who have a loved one with CF. I guess you don't always see that. It's not one of those diseases that gets a lot of press, but there really are more people out there than you know of, so it's just a great cause," she said.
Those interested can buy tickets at www.thetigerteamcff.com.