The public is invited to bring friends and family to a happy hour at the Irish Pub in Philadelphia on Saturday, Feb. 9.
The $40 admission includes food, beer and wine, and all proceeds benefit the Randles Boys Foundation for cystic fibrosis. The event takes place in the upstairs of the popular pub at 12th Street and Walnut Avenue near the Forrest Theater.
It will be the ninth year for the annual fundraiser, which is "a great event and a great crowd" and for many provides a casual start to a fun night in Philadelphia, according to Pat Randles, the Ocean City police officer who organizes the fundraiser on behalf of the foundation named for his two sons.
Tickets are available at the door. Visit randlesboysfoundation.org for more information.
The happy hour offers a fun way to help in a serious cause: helping the scientists who research cystic fibrosis and helping the families who live with it.
In nine years, the Randles Boys Foundation has raised more than $80,000 for clinical research and to support the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at the Bristol Myers Childrens Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.
Randles named the foundation for his sons, Colin, 9, and Sean, 7, who are third- and second-graders at the Ocean City Primary School and both "basketball freaks," according to their dad.
The Randles boys live with cystic fibrosis, a progressive disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.
"Slowly but surely, the disease takes their breath, piece by piece," Randles said.
Randles shares responsibility for the boys' medical care with their mother, Whitney.
The Irish Pub fundraiser is held in Philadelphia, where Randles grew up and where his sister worked as a waitress. Other events are held in the Ocean City area.
To contribute to the foundation, click on the "Donate Now" button at randlesboysfoundation.org or mail to: The Randles Boys Foundation, P.O. Box 917, Ocean City, NJ 08226.