North Beach Social is hosting Dance for Dawn – a fundraiser for our favorite locals – photographer Dawn Whitty and her husband, singer-songwriter Mike Whitty on Saturday, February 25.
The all-day event will feature live music and fantastic food and drink specials, and of course a portion of the proceeds will support Dawn’s medical expenses for post-cancer treatments.
In the summer of 2021, Dawn was diagnosed with plasmacytoma, an invasive tumor that fractured her L-4 vertebrae, leaving her unable to walk. She underwent three emergency spine surgeries in two months, followed by 25 radiation treatments. During a bone marrow biopsy, the family received more bad news and Dawn was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, for which she underwent a bone marrow transplant. You can check out Dawn’s story in her own words here.
The family’s income has been greatly impacted over the last few months and the community is stepping up to contribute. Please consider donating to this GoFundMe campaign to help support Dawn so she can focus on being healthy and enjoying life with her family.