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Retro Reunion raises money for Children's Cancer Fund

Erica Zucco
April 21, 2017 09:03 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  -- There are some restaurants that have made their mark in New Mexico over the years. Past patrons can remember the times they shared at a few of them and help out families who need it with a "Retro Reunion" raising money for the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico.

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For 40 years, Roy Solomon has run restaurants where New Mexicans made memories, from Friar’s and the 505 Southwestern to Bailey’s on the Beach. Now, regulars and staff from the past four decades are gearing up to reunite and raise money for the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico with an auction and fund-raiser.

"We want to raise as much money as we can and it’s for a good cause, you can have fun, get together," Solomon said. He’s hoping to see many of the employees and patrons that came to his restaurants over the past 40 years.

Photos and memorabilia show the "good times" over time, and chipping in for a piece of local cultural history will help a nonprofit that supports families caring for kids with cancer.

"They do so much for the families and the siblings and the kids that are having treatment over at UNMH, the incredible thing is, they’re building a hospice center, it’s going to be called Erin’s place and it should be open in July and we’re proud of helping them finish and furnish the building," Solomon said.

The fund-raiser is Saturday, April 29 from 2-6 at Green Jeans Farmery. Solomon is also collecting donations online here: https://upton2.wixsite.com/retroreunion/press-release

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