Fundraiser to benefit cancer research

DOWNEY – A dinner to benefit the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation will be held this Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Downey Masonic Lodge. The eighth annual Sue Phillips Memorial Fundraiser is held in honor of Susan Phillips, who died of breast cancer in 2002.

Susan Phillips was active in Downey PTA, West Downey Little League, Job’s Daughters and Warren High band boosters. She also taught “Tot Time” for the city of Downey.

The benefit event includes an Italian dinner, quarter auction and a silent auction. Cost of the dinner and quarter auction is $35.

To RSVP, call (562) 861-4165 or go to

Longtime Downey residents Howard Phillips and Alicia Edquist are walking in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Santa Barbara this September.

Each walker must raise at least $1,800. The two-day walk is Sept. 6-7 and encompasses 39.3 miles in Santa Barbara.



Published: July 31, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 16