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Donations Sought for Philly Cancer Benefit Hosted by Upper Gwynedd Couple

Joseph and Janet Swaim, of Upper Gwynedd, are hosting a beef and beer event for a family member battling cancer for the fourth time. Insurance will not fully cover medicine at $2,000 a month

Marguerite Burke Miller is a cancer survivor three times over. Her battle is back again, in the form of Stage 4 ovarian cancer.

Miller, an Archbishop Ryan alumnus and a mother of two living in Fort Myers, FL, has also been on dialysis ever since the chemotherapy damaged her kidneys.

Miller is the cousin of Upper Gwynedd resident Joe Swaim, of Mifflin Drive. He and his wife Janet, along with Gina Burke Kuzemka of Somers Point, NJ, have organized a beef and beer benefit for Miller on Jan. 18 at The Waterfall Room by P&P Catering, 2791 Southampton Road, Philadelphia from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Proceeds will go toward Miller's monthly cost of medicine — about $2,200. Insurance does not cover the cost of medications completely.

Donations are being sought from area businesses and donors for the raffles and 50/50s at the benefit.

Tickets are $30 each. Tickets are available at the door by reservation only.

If interested in donating or purchasing tickets, contact Joe Swaim at joe_swaim@yahoo.com

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