MACC Fund to host 36th-annual holiday lights on Candy Cane Lane
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) will hold its 36th year of the Candy Cane Lane to help make a difference in the life of a child with cancer starting Friday, Nov. 26, in West Allis.
According to a release from the MACC fund, the West Allis neighborhood bounded by Oklahoma and Montana Avenues and 92nd to 96th Streets will be transformed into a winter wonderland to benefit the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.)
The MACC Fund says the holiday lights will be aglow from Nov. 26 – Dec. 26, 6-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays, 5-10 p.m. Saturdays, and 5-9 p.m. Sundays.
The event is reportedly free to the public, but visitors can leave a donation if they wish.
Officials say donations help provide a "perpetual gift" of hope and life for children with cancer.
The information release on the event shows that the official donation collection site will be at the corner of 95th & Manitoba in West Allis
"Since 1985, the Candy Cane Lane program has raised over $3 million for the MACC Fund. 2020 was a record-breaking year, raising more than $200,000," the MACC Fund announced in the release. "The proceeds from Candy Cane Lane will help the MACC Fund continue to support research into the effective treatment and cure of childhood cancer and related blood disorders. The work being done in the MACC Fund Research Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin, the MACC Fund Pediatric Cancer Research Wing at UW Carbone Cancer Center, the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Wisconsin, and at Marshfield Clinic is on the cutting edge and is making a difference in the fight against childhood cancer and related blood disorders."
For more information, visit www.candycanelanewi.com for a complete calendar of events.