Northwest NEWS

November 16, 1998


Dance, silent auction to aid J.J.'s battle against leukemia


   Duvall electrician Eldon Brown first met J.J. Hale, 17, at University Hospital where J.J. was undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Since then Brown has worked and made plans to raise money to help the young Bothell man and the Leukemia Society of America.
   In addition to a letter writing campaign to friends and relatives, putting donation jars in area businesses and just talking to people on the street, Brown is hosting a fund-raising party and silent auction at the Redhook Brewery Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
   Big band jazz for listening and dancing will be supplied by the Jay Thomas Big Band, also known as Friendly Fire, featuring Jay Thomas on the trumpet and Becka Duran, vocalist.
   Tickets are available in advance at Redhook Brewery, 14300 NE 145th St., Woodinville, or at the door. The suggested donation is $15.
   Brown, however, is not ending his attempts to help J.J. after the party at Redhook, he has become part of the Leukemia Society of America's 'Team in Training' program and will take part in his first marathon in Honolulu on Dec. 13 with a goal of raising $5,000 to go toward J.J.'s medical bills and research to fight leukemia. For details, call Brown at (206)817-2199