April 13, 2011 at 9:23 am EST | by Staff reports
TONIGHT: Ben needs your help

Ben Shallenberger, a D.C. resident and dedicated LGBT rights advocate, was recently diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma, a rare and aggressive cancer.

He’s preparing to travel to Texas for treatment and local friends have organized a fundraiser for Wednesday, April 13, at Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., NW) beginning at 7 p.m. There’s a $10 suggested donation; all proceeds go to help Ben.

The DC Drag Kings will perform and a special guest will be on hand to present Ben with an award for his LGBT advocacy work, which includes a stint with HRC.

Stop by TONIGHT and help a local friend with a donation. More info here.

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