Special Cinco de Mayo Fundraising Concert at Belly Up for Jake Pocius

Special Cinco de Mayo Fundraising Concert at Belly Up for Jake Pocius

May 5th happy hour performance by Los Chicharrones Guapos to raise funds, rally support

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Encinitas, April 26, 2010….The community is invited to a special fundraiser concert and event at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on Cinco de Mayo for Jake Pocius and his family. Encinitas band Los Chicharrones Guapos performs at the event, which will take place Wednesday, May 5, from 5:30-8 p.m.

Jake Pocius photo.JPGJake Pocius is a 12-year old 7th grader at Oak Crest Middle School in Encinitas. In December Jake was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (a tumor in the bone) in his right leg. Jake has been undergoing intensive chemotherapy treatment since and has been in and out of Children’s Hospital. Several weeks ago, Jake’s right leg was amputated at the knee and he is continuing his chemotherapy treatment. Jake, who has grown up participating in Encinitas Little League baseball, soccer, snowboarding and skateboarding, soon will be fitted for a prosthetic. His insurance covers a portion of the prosthetic costs, but fundraising efforts will help the Pocius family pay for the ongoing costs not covered by insurance. Let’s rally to support Jake and his family!

A portion of the $7 ticket price at the door will go to the Pocius family. The evening will include other fundraising activities and raffle items, including:

· Signed Donald Takayama surfboard, skateboard package, Padres tickets and more

· Silent auction for Los Chicharrones Guapos private concert/party package, including case of Green Flash beer

· And other items to be announced at the event

(To donate an item for raffle or silent auction, contact Lisa Lester, 760.685.4354 or encinitas_lesters@hotmail.com )

For more information on Jake, go to www.caringbridge.org/visit/jakepocius. Concert information can be found at www.bellyup.com and you can find Los Chicharrones Guapos on Facebook (keyword: Los Chicharrones Guapos).

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