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A Celebration of Life: A Benefit for Marilyn A. Staats

MONTGOMERY, NJ – May 15, 2012 – The Staats family, longtime residents of Montgomery Township, cordially invite you to attend the Benefit for Marilyn A. Staats, a celebration of life, being held Friday, May 18, 2012. The event will feature live music from Dinosaur Eyelids and Little Mac & the People’s Champ, auctions and raffles at the Princeton Elks Club, in Montgomery, New Jersey. Proceeds from the event will help defray the cost of Marilyn’s medical expenses, with a portion going towards lung cancer research.

In March 2011, Marilyn was unexpectedly diagnosed with small cell carcinoma, also known as Small Cell Lung Cancer. Beginning in April 2011 Marilyn’s specialists had her undergo a vigorous regimen of chemotherapy and radiation on her throat, chest and brain. Her original prognosis looked bleak, but on March 16, 2012, Marilyn received the good news that her cancer was in remission.

A longtime employee and resident of Montgomery, Marilyn A. Staats and her family are asking friends and family to join together in celebration of her life. The benefit is truly a representation of the community coming together, with countless goods and services being donated.

“This event is not simply a fundraiser, but a chance for the community to join together to celebrate the gift of life,” said Amy Staats, daughter of Marilyn and event organizer. “We are amazed at how everyone within the community has really come together to make this event possible and are grateful to everyone that has contributed, big and small.”

Tickets are available for $20 and attendees must be 21 and over. For more information or to donate, please visit http://marilynstaats.com.

For Press:
Kathleen Hopkins
(609) 980-6500

For Tickets:
Amy Staats | (908) 581-4010
Bill Staats | (267) 566-1092

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