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Twenty-Five Years Of Holiday Lights Provide Hope On Candy Cane Lane

The 25th year of making a difference in the life of a child with cancer opens Friday night! Take a trip down Candy Cane Lane in West Allis and share the true spirit of the season. Remember to drive with your lights on!!

The West Allis neighborhood bounded by Oklahoma and Montana Avenues and 92nd to 96th Street is transformed into a winter wonderland in December to benefit the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.)

For the 25th year, neighbors will join together to show the spirit of the holiday season during "Sharing Christmas.” The holiday lights will be aglow from Nov. 26 – Dec. 27, 6-9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 5-10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The event is free, but visitors may leave a donation if they wish. These donations translate into a perpetual gift of hope and life for children with cancer. The official collection site is at the corner of 95th & Manitoba.

PlayhouseNew this year, students from Milwaukee School of Engineering built a beautiful, Cape Cod playhouse that is being raffled off to raise additional dollars for research. Tickets are $5 each or 3 tickets for $10 and are available for purchase at Candy Cane Lane. The 4'x6' playhouse has a carpeted floor, working windows and a real doorbell! It's the perfect holiday gift for your child!

Throughout the month a variety of other entertainment is also offered. Scheduled to appear:

November 26 - North Shore Bank Night (6-10 p.m.). They will match up to $2500 in collected donation

November 27 - Star Wars Night (5-10 p.m.) Come see all of your favorite characters

December 1 - Connie & Curtis from 97.3 FM will be out from 6-8 p.m.

December 1 - Milwaukee Wave Players collect donations from 6-8 p.m.

December 2- Meet Karen, Scott and Radar from FM106’s morning ‘Moo Crew!’ from 6-7:30 p.m.

December 3 - Meet your Milwaukee Buck’s Energee! Dance Team from 6-7:30 p.m.

December 4 - Old Wisconsin Sausage/Majdecki’s Sentry Night 5-10 p.m.

December 9 – Meet Meg & Murphy from 95.7 WRIT from 6-7:30 p.m. along with West Allis Mayor Dan Devine

December 10 – Star Wars Night (6-10 p.m.)

December 11 - Talented artists carve ice blocks into art in front of neighborhood homes at 10:00 a.m.

December 11 – Come here the sweet sounds of the Milwaukee Children’s Choir from 6-7:00 p.m.

December 12 – Meet WISN 12’s Joyce Garbaciak from 5-6:30 p.m.

December 12 – Meet TODAY’s TMJ4’s Jay Olsted from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

December 13 – Meet your Milwaukee Wave Dancers (7:30 – 9 p.m.)

December 17 - Say thank you to your Wisconsin Veterans. (5-10 p.m.)

December 17 – The Annual Mascot Night with Mascots from your favorite teams and businesses from 7-9 p.m.

December 18 - Meet West Allis’ fire fighters and bring the kids to see their fire engines, ladder company engines, and paramedic units. Great, safe fun for the whole family from 5-10 p.m.

December 20 – The Diamond Dancers – the Professional Dance Team of Milwaukee’s Major League Baseball Team are out from 6:00-10:00 p.m.

December 21 – J. Pat Miller from 94.5 Lake FM will be out from 6-7:30 p.m.

(Santa Claus will make an appearance every night from December 6 – December 23rd.)

CandyCaneLaneThe MACC Fund is leading the fight against childhood cancer and related blood disorders. The primary beneficiary of MACC Fund support is the Midwest Children's Cancer Center, located at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Research is also conducted at the Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

Colleen O'Neil Moran
Development Officer
MACC Fund, Inc.
10000 W. Innovation Drive, Suite 135
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
Fax: 414.456.6170

Giving hope through research to children with cancer and blood disorders.