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'Funk Out Cancer' benefit honors Madison woman's memory


MADISON (WKOW) - A special fundraiser in Madison Friday is a husband's tribute to his late wife, who passed away at age 32 following a brave battle with colon cancer.

Al Falaschi says his wife, Kate, found hope in research, so he is holding a concert/silent auction fundraiser Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison at 8:00 pm. Tickets cost $30. All proceeds go to the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Everything from autographed football jerseys to jewelry and artwork is up for auction. Soulive, Phat Phunktion and Mama Digdown's Brass Band will perform at the concert.

Al proposed to Kate in July of 2006, and then, the couple received devastating news. "A week later she went in for a colonoscopy and they found a tumor in her colon, did some CT scans, found it in her lymph nodes and liver," says Al.

Kate had surgery and underwent chemo, and seemed to be winning the battle, but the cancer returned and this time, it was too much. Kate passed away in May.


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