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Sunday event will benefit 7-year-old with brain tumor

Sophia Myers was diagnosed in February with an inoperable brain tumor. She is the daughter of Joshua and Angel Myers.
Sophia Myers was diagnosed in February with an inoperable brain tumor. She is the daughter of Joshua and Angel Myers.

You can help the family of Sophia Myers with medical and travel expenses at an event Sunday as they seek treatment for the 7-year-old’s inoperable brain tumor.

Sophia, a first-grader at Oak Park Elementary, was diagnosed Feb. 22 with diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas, known as DIPG, which is a tumor on a major structure in the upper part of the brain stem. She has been undergoing treatment.

Paint the town PINK for Sophie Myers,” a paint-a-thon and raffle, is set for noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at B.Y.O.B. Bring Your Own Brush studio, 1204 Bienville Blvd. in Ocean Springs.

Event tickets are $20 per canvas and families are welcome to share a canvas.

Tickets can be purchased at www.byobrush.com or at the door, while they last.

There will be dozens of items raffled off as well as a silent auction. Anyone who would like to buy raffle tickets can text Haven Lyons at 228-217-6759.

Regina Zilbermints: 228-896-2340, @RZilbermints

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