Fundraiser Jan. 11 For A Truly Deserving Woman

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Jan 112014

logoThe Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, will host a fundraiser for Carrie Benvenuti today 4 – 8 p.m.

Carrie is a brave young woman who battled cancer, had a double mastectomy, hysterectomy and to add insult to injury the bank foreclosed on her home while she was in treatment.

Every day is a struggle for Carrie and her daughter Rylee as Carrie tries to get back on her feet.

Carrie is blessed to have won her battle with cancer, and to have many caring friends who have rallied around her and arranged for this fundraiser with Ale House owner Jim Hassenmayer.

“This is one of the most worthy causes we’ve ever been asked to help here,” Hassenmayer said. “If anyone needs help, it’s Carrie. I can’t imagine how hard this has been on her. I really want this one to be a huge success.”

The event will include  food, entertainment, dancing, drink specials, door prizes, and free Bud Light Drafts from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Carrie’s friend, Kendra Montano, one of the organizers said, ” There are awesome Raffle Prizes: Apple MacBook Pro, Ipad Mini, 32″ HDTV, 19″ HDTV, Garmin GPS, Nikon Digital Camera, HiSense Tablet, Headphones, UGG Wear, and lots of Gift Certificates for local stores, restaurants, and other businesses that include: Jimmy’s Apizza, Massage Envy, DSW, Macy’s, Oyster River Tavern, Kelly’s on Campbell, Lorenzo’s Restaurant, Jenn and Jan’s Deli, Antonio’s Restaurant, New Century Salon, Hair House Salon, and Studio D salon.”

Tickets can be purchased through Montano 203-415-9161; Melissa Bonessi-Beler 203-530-4506; or Jeanie DeLoughery 203-376-0105.

Donations can be mailed to Carrie Benvenuti c/o Chase Manhattan Bank, Attn: Jeanie DeLoughery, 262 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT 06477.

On her Facebook Page, Carrie posted the following:

“I am lost for words for what Kendra and Jim  have taken their time out of their hectic schedules and done for me. Their concern and amazing hearts have brought back my faith in people. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have as much faith, hope, and feel optimistic as I used to. Thank you both for bringing the fight back to me and giving me my fortitude back! God bless you both! No words can express how grateful I am for the both of you!”