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Cash for Chemo!

Shannon Casey

By Joseph Toone, photo by Todd McIntosh

Cash for Chemo is a community event in support of Shannon Casey, who is currently undergoing chemo treatments. All monies will help fund her chemo treatments and medications required during chemotherapy, and help to cover expenses for the many trips to and from León.

Fundraiser and Live Auction
Cash for Chemo!
Fri, Aug 14, 6-11pm
La Noche Piano Bar
Zacateros 73
200 pesos
415 114 5009

Shannon and her husband Todd have been paying for many surgeries (eight), medications, doctors, X-rays, and travel expenses, as well as a move to San Miguel from Pátzcuaro to be closer to her surgeon in Querétaro. This is because of a serious seven-meter fall Shannon had five years ago, from which she is still recovering.

Now she has been diagnosed with a serious stage-three cancer known as MMMT, or mixed malignant Mullerian tumor. After having had surgery to remove the tumor, she must undergo chemotherapy, but because of the huge expenditure for Shannon’s other injuries, and despite assistance from Seguro Popular (which, unfortunately, does not cover the full cost of chemo and other medications) she is unable to afford the current chemo treatments.

Join us for a live auction and fundraiser on Friday, August 14, 6 to 11pm at La Noche Circus Piano Bar. Johnny Favourite will be the auctioneer. There will be a rock ‘n’ roll band, dancing, and botanas (appetizers). Tickets are available for 200 pesos each (the tickets for the event alone will fund one round of chemo!). They are available at Abrazos Boutique (Calle Zacateros 24), La Noche Circus Bar (Calle Zacateros 73), or directly from Joseph Bennett ( or Joey Merrifield ( There is also an IndieGoGo site if you wish to make a donation:

We hope you will be able to attend!! And, any donations for the live auction will be greatly appreciated; please contact Joseph Bennett for donations. Thank you!


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