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February 20, 2014

'Karaoke Against Cancer' benefit set

Brewery Ommegang will host “Karaoke Against Cancer,” a silent auction and karaoke event at Café Ommegang, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The event will benefit two local cancer patients and The Bob Simon/Loretta Anagnost Patient Assistance Fund at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.

Brewery employee Amy Mulligan is a co-organizer of this year’s event. Last year, the event was organized and held in her honor after she was diagnosed with advanced stage Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Mulligan was pregnant with twins and underwent chemotherapy during the second half of her pregnancy.

Mulligan has a clean bill of health and she and her husband, Wes, welcomed twin boys, Jackson and Nolan, in April last year. Mulligan is back working part time at the brewery as of last month.

“Karaoke Against Cancer” is for ages 21 and up. Admission is $10 and will be collected at the door. One Ommegang ale is included in the cost of admission.

Bidding for the silent auction will start at 7 p.m. and the winners will be announced shortly after 9 p.m. Auction items include an Ommegang sign autographed by brewmaster Phil Leinhart, jewelry, gift certificates to local businesses, and tickets to the summer concert series. Tickets to Snommegang Beer Festival on Saturday, March 1, and VIP tickets to BCTC in August will also be up for auction.

Guests and employees will be welcome show off their skills on the karaoke machine.

For more information contact organizers John Tuchowski, at 544-1800, ext. 813, or john@ommegang.com.

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