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UNION at the Biltmore to Host Lisa G. Fundraiser Friday

If you're looking for a little retail therapy this week, head to UNION at Biltmore Fashion Park on Friday, September 6, when your shopping will support a good cause.

A few weeks ago, beloved Phoenix food community member Lisa Giungo was diagnosed with lung cancer. She's currently undergoing treatment and is unable to work. That's why her friends have banded together and organized a fundraiser to help out with her living expenses.

See also: Local Food Community Rallies Around Lisa Giungo as She Fights Lung Cancer

From 6 to 8 p.m., 20 percent of sales from participating UNION shops will be donated to Lisa G. Shops participating include Frances Vintage, For the People, Royal Coffee, Trattoria Bianco, Queen Creek Olive Mill, Citrine Natural Beauty Bar, Paris Envy, Lilly, White House Flowers, and British Bicycle Company. More shops may be added to the list of participants by the time of the event.

Additionally, $20 tickets will be sold for a raffle to win various prizes, including a vintage Pashley "Poppy" Bicycle and gift cards from such businesses as Pizzeria Bianco, Juice 365, The Parlor, Cibo, Hillside Cafe, Stinkweeds, and some UNION shops.

If you can't make it out but would still like to help, you can make a donation or buy a raffle ticket via francesvintage.wix.com/lisag.

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Alexandria Conrad