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Cancer fundraiser involves plunge into tub full of strawberry gelatin

Some people have a date Thursday night in Amherst with 1,000 gallons of strawberry gelatin.

Fundraisers for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Western and Central New York Chapter will plunge into a tub full of the ruby red dessert. The 28th annual event is happening at 6 p.m. at Banchetti By Rizzo's, 550 N. French Road.

Donors who signed up to each raise at least $500 will make a splash to honor and remember local cancer patients, according to organizers. Contestants have been encouraged to wear costumes.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 20 fundraisers and for the best costumes.

The money raised will support blood cancer research, as well as local patient support and services.

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