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Depew

The Depew school community will unite today to help one of its own.

Family and friends of Caryn Brown Reardon, who teaches second grade at Cayuga Heights Elementary School in Depew, will hold a fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. today at the Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

Brown Reardon, who has taught in the Depew Union-Free School District for 15 years, suffers from a rare form of cancer known as peritoneal cancer, which affects the tissues and organs in the abdomen.

The event will include a $2,500 drawing, basket and 50/50 raffles, a silent auction, food, beverages and a performance by Terry Buchwald.

Depew School Board President David Sheff has encouraged the public to attend to help the teacher’s family. “She’s very important to this district,” he said. “She’s wonderful.”

Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased in advance. For more information, visit www.4Caryn.org.