Updated: August 30, 2014 12:41AM
Pink Martinis, Live Music: A “Cancer Treatment is Over!” party to benefit Christmas Without Cancer is slated for Saturday at O’Rourke’s Office, 11064 S. Western Ave., Chicago, according to a press release about the event.
Eileen Guest, of the Beverly community, will front the Betty Bokimba Band. She chose Christmas Without Cancer as a beneficiary because of her familiarity with founder Gerri Neylon’s work in coming to the financial and emotional rescue of local families facing cancer challenges.
With her radiation treatment for breast cancer behind her, Guest, a former police officer, is dusting off her guitar, celebrating and fundraising for Christmas Without Cancer.
Dave Kriedemann, O’Rourke’s Office owner, has extended the Pink Martini campaign (including a nonalcoholic mix) for the entire Labor Day weekend.
Christmas Without Cancer will benefit from the evening’s raffles, split the pot and pink martinis. There is no cover charge. Pizza and snacks are on the house.
Doors open early. The music starts at 9 p.m. Guest will be joined on stage by her son, guitarist Dan Cantone; mandolin/bass player Roy McNaughton, and drummer Pat Keelen.