Tuesday, February 5, 2013


  Lisa Bence

Mom’s tea at Fresno Café: Lisa Bence, the owner of Durham’s Fresno Café, is holding a “Celebrating Mom” afternoon tea on March 2 to raise awareness and money for the International Myeloma Foundation.

Lisa is holding the event to raise awareness about myeloma as well as to honor her mother, who died in February 2007 from the blood cancer multiple myeloma.

If you are a cancer survivor, or if you have a friend who has had cancer of any kind, this event is worthy of your participation.  If you cannot attend, you can make a donation by calling the number below.

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, which are important cells of the immune system that produce and release antibodies to help fight infection.

The tea will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. March 2 at the café. Bence said she’s planning to have tea, pastries and sweets, music, children’s entertainment such as face painting, a raffle, as well as the Chirba Chirba dumpling food truck, and possibly other trucks as well.

The café will not be open with its regular menu; the time frame is just for the tea. There is no admission charge.

“My mom used to volunteer her whole life, (I’m) doing the same thing she used to,” Lisa said.

For more information, call 919-294-4902 or send an email to lisa.bence@fresnocafedurham.com

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