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‘No one fights alone’
Fundraiser set for county native battling cancer
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Courtesy Photo: Franklin County native Michele Hundley Mann is battling cancer. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is set for Saturday, June 7 in the Franklin County High School Ramsey Cafeteria to help raise funds for her treatments.

Monday, June 2, 2014


A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will take place Saturday, June 7 in the Franklin County High School Ramsey Cafeteria to benefit Michele Hundley Mann, who is battling cancer.

Though Mann currently lives in Florida, she is a Franklin County native and a 2001 graduate of Franklin County High School.

She was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and is undergoing treatments. She has been told that she will need a bone marrow transplant.

"Mann's community, classmates, friends and family are teaming up to raise money in her fight," said Mann's friend Tabitha Eitner, who is coordinating the event.

The fundraiser will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will end at 8 p.m., Eitner said.

For a freewill donation, guests will receive spaghetti, bread, salad, drink and a dessert. Take-out orders are available. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction for prizes donated by local businesses.

Mann has started a blog that details her experience with cancer in all its elements. To learn more about Mann's battle, visit

On the right sidebar of the blog is a fundraising link for those wanting to contribute financially.

To find out if you are a bone marrow match for Mann or anyone else needing a bone marrow transplant, visit and sign up to receive a testing kit.

"Please come out and enjoy a wonderful meal and help Michele in her battle," said Eitner. "No one fights alone."

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