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Breast cancer survivor creates fundraising effort

Breast cancer survivor and local bartender Sonja Sax, along with a coworker, is donating all of her tips Thursday at Zucharello’s Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – During Breast Cancer Awareness Month every year in October there are many fundraising efforts aimed at research and education, but not all are big events.

Breast cancer survivor and local bartender Sonja Sax, along with a coworker, is donating all of her tips Thursday at Zucharello’s Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Sax was treated at Sylvester a year ago when she was diagnosed.

“It just means so much, all the support I got and all the help. I’m one person, but I hope to do a lot,” she said.

Sax has already raised over $1,000 from selling tickets for a raffle to be held at the restaurant on Oct. 31.

Sax said the funds raised can be used for any cancer research effort at Sylvester.


About the Authors:

Veteran journalist Kathleen Corso is the special projects producer for Local 10 News.

Kristi Krueger has built a solid reputation as an award-winning medical reporter and effervescent anchor. She joined Local 10 in August 1993. After many years co-anchoring the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., Kristi now co-anchors the noon newscasts, giving her more time in the evening with her family.