A benefit for Julene Monteleone will be Saturday, May 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Time Out Restaurant and Sports Bar in Elk River.
On Feb. 29, Julene, a 27-year-old wife and mother of four, was diagnosed with a very aggressive stage III breast cancer, which also had spread into her lymph nodes. She was forced to quit work and start chemotherapy immediately, which will last for five months, followed by radiation, a bilateral mastectomy, reconstructive surgery and then a full hysterectomy.
Her co-workers at Xtreme Salon & Spa in Otsego are hosting the benefit to help cover her extensive medical bills.
The benefit will include a spaghetti dinner from 1 to 4 p.m., a silent auction (winners announced at 4 p.m.; must be present to win), plus a jump house, movies and face painting for kids.
Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 in advance, available at Xtreme Salon & Spa. Kids tickets are $5 for age 10 and under.
Donations for the silent auction can be dropped off at Xtreme Salon & Spa or by contacting Roberta Gulickson at 612-309-3147. Monetary donations can also be sent to the Julene Monteleone Benefit account at The Bank of Elk River.