Ellaray Lewis in her kindergarten class.

Legion to host fundraiser for South Surrey youngster

Proceeds from the July 20 event will benefit Ellaray Lewis, a South Surrey six-year-old who is fighting an aggressive skin cancer.

An annual fundraiser in support of a young South Surrey girl who is fighting aggressive skin cancer is set for July 20 at the Crescent Beach Legion.

Tickets to the event for Ellaray Lewis are available at the legion, 2643 128 St.

The youngster, who is 6½, is scheduled to undergo her 22nd surgery tomorrow (Friday).

She was born with a skin condition that plastered her body with hairy brownish spots and tumours. Doctors have systematically worked over the years to remove the diseased tissue.

Her story first captured the hearts of Peninsula residents in May 2008. The first fundraiser took place that year, organized by John Hovan, a former classmate of Ellaray’s father, Craig.

Hovan will continue to raise funds until Ellaray’s surgeries are finished – a milestone she is expected to reach next year.

Hovan’s band, O’Hara Lane, will perform at the fundraiser.

About 150 tickets are available. Cost is $20.

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