Fundraiser for elementary student battling cancer

FLINT TWP. — Everyone is asked to come out to support a fundraiser for Tavares Mance, 11, a Dye Elementary student diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer.

A fundraiser is being planned from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 5 at Luigi’s Restaurant, 2132 Davison Road in Flint.

The cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. That includes all the pizza you can eat, salad and pop. For more information contact Ron Thomas – DILLON3332002@YAHOO.COM

The fundraiser is being held to help Tavares’ family meet the costs of his medical treatment at Hurley Medical Center.

Ten days before his 11th birthday, Tavares was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer. He underwent surgery in early September. That included removing the tumor and some bone and replacing his knee with a medical implant, according to Tavares’ dad Terrence Mance, who posted updates on a Facebook page.

Tavares is now in recovery and will be undergoing chemotherapy for four months, his dad said.

Tavares’ interests include wrestling, trains, running track and attending church.

Terrence Mance, a member of the Hamady High School class of 1990, has drawn support for his classmates.

To read more about the outpouring of support for a fundraiser held in mid-September, spearheaded by Julie Magnuson, go to a Facebook page set up for Tavares at events/1398528426879628

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