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SF Manilatown to hold fundraiser for ailing dance artist Labayen

/ 08:48 AM July 29, 2014
Enrico Labayen

Renowned choreographer Enrico Labayen before illness. LABAYEN DANCE PHOTO

SAN FRANCISCO, California – A fundraiser for renowned Filipino choreographer, Enrico Labayen, who is seriously ailing, will be held by the Manila Heritage Foundation Saturday, August 9 from 5 to 7 p.m., as it marks the 37th anniversary of the International Hotel eviction.

“Save a Manong” the commemoration presented by Kommunity Katarungan will be at the I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St., near Jackson, San Francisco.

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Labayen has been diagnosed with hepatitis-C, a serious liver disease that can be cured with proper treatment. Proceeds from the evening will help Labayen raise the $84,000 he needs to heal from the disease.

The “celebration of life and community support includes food, drinks, music, dance, poetry story talk, and a tour of the Center including the Rooftop Garden.

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There is a suggested donation of $25; advance online ticket purchase is $20 at www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/665761/event/790137 .

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