Barbecue supports ‘brave and spirited’ boy battling cancer

The Comox Valley Multicultural SOciety is hosting a barbecue Aug. 20 at 4659 Headquarters Rd. in Courtenay to support Sammy Antuñez Marquez, a brave and spirited boy living in the Comox Valley, who continues to battle cancer.

Sammy Antuñez Marquez, a brave and spirited boy, living in the Comox Valley, continues to battle cancer.

Friends, family and community members are dedicated to raising funds that will assist Sammy’s family with numerous expenses.

Aug. 20 will be the date for a summer barbecue, which will be co-sponsored by the Comox Valley Multicultural Society and Sammy’s Support Committee.

The event will be at 4659 Headquarters Rd. in Courtenay.

It starts at 2 p.m. with the barbecue at 4 and a silent auction at 6.

This fundraising family event will consist of a barbecue, potluck, musical entertainment and a silent auction. Admission is $5 for adults and children over 10 to be paid at entry.

The meat for the barbecue is covered by admission and participants are asked to bring a side dish for the potluck.

The entertainment will include locally known Nick Sullivan, pianist Dean Sanchez, a special guest cellist and zumba Latino dance instructor Javier Acevedo. There will also be activities for children.

Cash donations may be made at Fabricland in Courtenay.

For more information, contact Jin Lin at 250-898-9567.

— Comox Valley Multicultural Society