By Michelle Colesanti

Valrico resident Roger Camille was diagnosed with Lymphoma just over a year ago, and has had no success in his treatments. Currently at Moffitt Cancer Center, he will have to undergo a bone marrow transplant.

Camille’s fiancé Kim (KJ) Jaqua has worked for Beef O Brady’s for eight years. Because Camille will have to be out of work for approximately three to six months, Beef O’Brady’s wanted to show her its appreciation of her service by helping the family.

In order to help the family with medical and household expenses, multiple fundraisers were chosen, which will take place on both Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11.

Danielle McCarthy, who has been a Shift Manager at Beef O’Brady’s for three-and-a-half years, said, “KJ has been a dedicated hard worker for the Beef O Brady’s company for over eight years now. Roger is a dedicated father, and has not asked for any help during this time and is a very humble person. We wanted to give back to this family.”

On Friday May 10, there will be the student vs. faculty basketball game at Bloomingdale High School followed by a spirit night at Beef O Brady’s, located at 4330 Bell Shoals Rd. A bake sale will also be held that night.

On Saturday May 11, a community yard sale will start 7 a.m. at Beef O’Brady’s. Beginning at 12 Noon, they will have events going on for the kids. There will be a bouncy house, cotton candy machine, face painting and a race car present. A DJ will provide music from 2:30-5:30 p.m., which will be followed by two band performances from 6-11 p.m. Also cornhole, raffles, and a silent auction.

Beef O Brady’s location raises money for different schools and organizations throughout the year, including many spirit nights at its location year round, including events for the local schools,  as well as fundraising for Lyrics for life, ECHO, and many more.

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Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.