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Local restaurant helping fight cancer with beer

Local restaurant helping fight cancer with beer

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KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Barbara Murphy was a well known local interior designer and marathon runner who lost her battle with non-smoker’s lung cancer last December.

Now Barbara’s friends and family have launched a special beer to honor her memory and help find a cure.

Barb’s Beer will be on-tap starting today at LaFiamma Wood Fire Pizza in downtown Bellingham.

Her husband, Tom Murphy, says Barbara did everything she could to raise awareness about this disease.

 

He says they’ll open the first keg of Barb’s Beer and celebrate Barbara’s life starting at 6:30 this evening.

Money raised from Barb’s Beer will go to “Cancer Grace” , a project founded by Barb’s oncologist, Dr. Howard West, a nationally-recognized cancer research specialist at Swedish Hospital in Seattle.

They’re looking for more bars and restaurants that would be interested in serving Barb’s Beer.

You can find more information about the barb’s beer foundation at www.barbsbeer.org and www.cancergrace.org.

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