DOWNEY -- Longtime Downey residents Howard Phillips, Malia Phillips and Alicia Edquist will be participating in the Avon 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer in Santa Barbara this September.
Howard will be walking 39.3 miles while Malia and Alicia will be joining crew to support the walkers along the route.
In honor of Howard's late wife Susan Phillips, who passed away from breast cancer in 2002, the family is hosting its 9th Annual Sue Phillips Memorial Fundraiser which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Downey Masonic Lodge, located at 8244 3rd St.
The benefit dinner will include Italian dinner, quarter auction and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation. The cost of the dinner and quarter auction is $35 per person.
The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP call (562) 861-4165 or www.suephillips.info
Prior to her death, Susan Phillips was active in Downey PTA, West Downey Little League, Job's Daughter's and Warren High Band Boosters. She also taught Tot Time for the City of Downey.
Each walker must raise $1,800 to participate in the two-day Avon Walk on Sept. 12-13, that is 39.3 miles in Santa Barbara. Along with the walkers and crew, Phillips and Edquist's families join them in helping raise funds and support them during the two-day event.