Food and fun featured at Elks Against Cancer fundraiser in Henrietta

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HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WHEC) — For the fifth straight year, the Rochester Elks #24 hosted a fundraiser for the local Gilda’s Club chapter at the Elks lodge on East Henrietta Road in Henrietta.

Visitors could buy raffle tickets as well as chicken barbecue and hot dog dinners. There also were auction items to bid on. Information about local cancer support services was also available.

"It’s excellent. Everybody here loves it. We’re all volunteers here doing it; we’re all chipping in to help it work," said Mike Poweski, chairman of Elks Against Cancer.

Before today’s event, Rochester Elks #24 has raised nearly $30,000 for Gilda’s Club of Rochester. Its first Elks Against Cancer fundraiser was held in 2017 and has grown into what it is today.