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Tualatin church hosting fundraiser for Providence Cancer Center

'QuarterMania' happening at Living Savior; RSVP requested by April 8.

This story has been updated from its original version.

TIMES PHOTO: MARK MILLER - Bidding for items for auction at 'QuarterMania' will be done with 25-cent pieces.Items from home businesses are being auctioned off at Living Savior Lutheran Church as a benefit for cancer research — and bids start at 25 cents.

The Tualatin church is hosting “QuarterMania” on April 16. There is a cover charge to attend — admission is $15 and includes a taco buffet lunch, dessert, a beverage and an auction paddle — but more than 100 items from businesses like Mary Kay, Pampered Chef and ViVi Fashion Jewelry will be auctioned off for between one and four quarters.

Proceeds will go toward the Providence Cancer Center in Portland, and they will be used to support cancer research, patient support services and cancer treatment, according to an event flier.

A team called Turtles and Rabbits, which is seeking to participate in the annual Portland to Coast relay this summer, is trying to raise $10,000 for the Providence Cancer Center by early August, said organizer Lisa Christensen.

"We've been doing Burgerville fundraisers and family donations, but this Quartermania event is our big break for getting a lot of fundraising, hoping to see 80-100 attendees," Christensen told The Times in an email.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their quarters, along with 10 return address labels to fill out vendor slips for additional drawing tickets.

QuarterMania begins at 11:15 a.m. April 16. People are asked to RSVP by April 8, mailing in their admission fee along with their name, phone number, email address and guest list. A form, an RSVP address and instructions are included on the flier. Tickets will be available at the door as well.

Donations can also be made online.

Another QuarterMania event is planned for July 23, Christensen said.

Living Savior is located at 9740 S.W. Sagert St., Tualatin.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story misnamed the Portland to Coast team that is raising money. The name of the team is Turtles and Rabbits. The story has been updated to clarify who is putting on the fundraiser, as well as with the latest event time and RSVP date, additional details on the event, and comments from an organizer.

By Mark Miller
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