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Fighting cancer with the stroke of a paint brush

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Some local people will be picking up the paint brushes to help finish the fight against cancer and who knows the next Picasso or Rembrandt could be right in our midst. "Paint it Forward" will be at Forrester's on the River Saturday night.

The event was organized by one of the teams raising money for the ACS Relay For Life in Oregon. There will be artists on hand to help party-goers create their very own work of art,so you don't really have to have any artistic skills. In the process event co-chair Allyson Tscherne says you'll help raise money for the American Cancer Society,"We picked the American Cancer Society because we can see where our money goes on a local level.

From giving rides to people who need chemotherapy to the Hope Lodge in Cleveland where patients and their families can stay during cancer treatments. We also love that money we raise also goes to research aimed at finding a cure for cancer."

The "Paint it Forward" event is the brainchild of members of the ACS Relay team called  The Answer for Cancer which Allyson and her mother are co-chairing. It will be Saturday at Forrester's, which is at The Docks. The party starts at 5pm and runs until 9:30. Tickets are $55 which includes the cost of all the art supplies. Organizers hope to raise $2,500 at the event.

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