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Posted: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 6:32 pm | Updated: 6:57 pm, Sat Jun 22, 2013.

Friends have planned a multifaceted fundraiser for Amy Cassimatis, a long-time Pacific Kiwanis volunteer and officer, who suffers from breast cancer.

Centerpiece of the fundraiser is a poker run Saturday, July 28, that starts and ends at Third Rail Bar and Grill, 564 Old Route 66 (East Osage).

Registration starts at 10 a.m. with the last bike out at 11:30 a.m. and last bike in at 5 p.m.

Cost for first hand is $15. Additional hands cost $5 and additional cards at the last stop will sell for $5.

Payout includes — best hand, $175; second place, $100; and third place, $50.

There also will be a live auction, music and 50-50 drawings.

Before her illness, Cassimatis worked for Kim Charles, Edward Jones, as a personal representative for 18 years. She was diagnosed in October and then had complete mastectomy in April. Three weeks ago she felt a lump and realized it had returned.

A pink ribbon signifies breast cancer.

Event organizers will raffle a 2012 Harley-Davidson Street Ride. They plan to sell 5,000 tickets for $10 each. To purchase a ticket contact Brad Reed at 314-477-3521 or Floyd Blake at 314-226-7057.

Planners hope to sell all the tickets by the Sept. 15 Cave Jam and draw the winning ticket at that event.

A cash raffle is another aspect of the fundraising activities. Tickets cost $1. Winners will receive: first place, $1,000; second place, $500; and third place, $250.

Cassimatis and her husband Pete have two daughters, Riley and Riana.

Reed and Blake, fiends of the family, are sponsoring the event.

An account for Cassimatis has been set up at Citizens Bank. Donations can be made directly to the Amy Cassimatis account.

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