A concert Sunday will benefit 9-year-old Maari Dickerson, whose third-grade classmates from Washington-Hoyt Elementary School operated lemonade stands last month to help raise money for her cancer treatment.
The event will be from 3 p.m.-midnight at the Swiss Tavern in Tacoma and will feature live bands and both a live and a silent auction.
In late August, Dickerson is scheduled to begin $90,000 proton therapy, which will beam protons into the diseased tissue of her aggressive form of cancer. Her insurance company denied coverage for the treatment, saying it’s experimental, friends of the family said.
She is undergoing a 40-week cycle of chemotherapy.
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