Benefits Colors of Cancer

OXFORD — Rock the Block will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 13, in front of Pope’s Tavern at the Oxford Inn.

Proceeds will benefit Colors of Cancer, which is part of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.

The fundraiser will feature Eastern Shore street fare prepared by Chefs Lisa MacDougal and Jordan Lloyd. Attendees will dance in the street to the music of the XPD’s.

There will be prize wheels, raffle prizes, a margarita tent and more. Some of the prizes will include a power facial from Sullivan Surgery and Spa, a crab feast, Lilly Pulitzer apparel, a 90-minute makeup application and lesson plus MasKara brand cosmetics, a fishing charter and rounds of golf.

“Everyone knows that pink is associated with breast cancer,” aid Donna Allen Albright, event chairman. “But actually, every cancer has an associated color. Mine is blue for colon cancer. I was blessed to have a strong support team during my cancer fight. Not everyone has that team or the financial means to fight cancer.”

Albright said that’s where Colors of Cancer comes in. All proceeds will benefit local residents for services related to cancer treatment, transportation or other services, as needed.

When Dan Zimbelman and Lisa MacDougal, owners of Pope’s Tavern and Oxford Inn, contacted Albright about a fundraiser, Rock the Block was born.

“We want to help a worthy cause, and why not have a great time in the process?” Zimbelman said. “The Town of Oxford has been great to work with. They allow us to shut down our block on Morris Street for a few hours, share great food, play a few games of chance and dance under the stars.”

“This is close to my heart as a cancer survivor,” Albright said. “We couldn’t do this without the generous support of local business and great volunteers. We hope that everyone will buy tickets and join us for a great time for a worthy cause.”

To buy tickets, go to www.mscf.org/events. Guests must be 21 years old to attend. Additional raffle prizes and sponsorship opportunities are appreciated. For more information, email dalbright@goeaston.net or call 443-786-2436.

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