Earth Fair to benefit kids with cancer

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – An Earth Fair on Sunday at Valencia’s Paseo Club will raise money for a local nonprofit group created to benefit kids battling cancer. The carnival-type event will bring people together for a day of fun, food, music and games to benefit Mac’s Project, a group created by Chuck and Teri Maier of Valencia. Mac’s Project is named after the Maiers’ middle daughter, Mackenzie, who battled cancer from October2004 to January2006 and is now cancer-free. The name is an acronym for Make Another Child Smile. Its twofold goal is to raise money for families with children battling cancer while encouraging people to recycle. “When Mackenzie was getting treatment, we met so many families that needed financial support and were trying to work and be with their child during treatment,” said Teri Maier. “Chuck and I realized how fortunate we were and wanted to do something to help families in need.” Many local schools and businesses have been provided with Mac’s Project recycling bins, the proceeds of which raise money for cancer-stricken families while keeping the planet healthy through recycling. Sunday’s event will also recognize youths who recycle for Mac’s Project through their schools. There are seven schools in Santa Clarita that participate in the program. Lee Cadena will begin playing music at 11a.m. Sunday to get the crowd started. Other musical guests include Santa Clarita’s own Todd Johnson Trio featuring Kristin Korb, performing at 1p.m., and Taylor Made, performing from 2to 4p.m. The Earth Fair is sponsored by SCV Home Sweet Home, Santa Clarita School of the Performing Arts and the Paseo Club. The Paseo Club is at 27654 Dickason Drive. For information, visit www.macsproject.com.last_img

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