Martini Event to Benefit Melanoma Foundation of New England

SPRINGFIELD — The Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE) announced a fund-raising event, “Martinis for Melanoma,” to take place on Sept. 9 in Springfield.

“We’re really excited for this event,” said Meghan Rothschild, a melanoma survivor and PR and marketing manager for the MFNE. “We have a lot of local businesses and community members involved with the planning. It’s shaping up to be an incredible evening.”

The event will take place at Luxe Burger Bar in downtown Springfield at 6 p.m. The evening will feature live music by the Looney Tunes, appetizers and spreads from Luxe, and a signature martini. Raffle items have been donated by various businesses across the state, including SkinCatering, the Westin Boston, Stella & Dot Jewelry, and many others.

Additionally, many local businesses have stepped up to sponsor the event, including ArchitectureEL Inc., Chicopee Savings Bank, Rock 102, and Starburst Printing and Graphics. “We’re happy to be supporting this local event,” said Kevin Rothschild-Shea, founder and president of ArchitectureEL. “This is a great cause involving many of our community members right here in Western Mass. We’re proud to be a part of it.”

Tickets cost $35 in advance or $40 at the door, and can be purchased by visiting mfne.org/martinis-for-melanoma.

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