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Wellness House hosts annual "Lunch Among Friends" fundraiser

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YAKIMA, Wash--Wellness house hosted its first major fundraiser of the year this afternoon.  The theme was lunch on Broadway.  Wellness house is a cancer-focused non-profit.  Like many charities the tough economy is making it hard for them to raise money.   But supporters believe the need for services is as high as ever.

Margaret Filkins, the director of the day's event explains, "What we use the money for is outreach services, people coming in to get support groups, we have a free wigs and hat boutique for people going through cancer treatment and everything that Wellness does is free".

About 400 people attended the event that included lunch, wine tastings, raffles, local vendors, and live entertainment by Davis high school students.  Organizers hoped to raise 20-thousand dollars