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Thirty Days of Holiday Lights Provide Hope on Candy Cane Lane

The 31st year of making a difference in the life of a child with cancer opens Friday night! Take a trip down Candy Cane Lane in West Allis and share the true spirit of the season. Remember to drive with your lights on!!

The West Allis neighborhood bounded by Oklahoma and Montana Avenues and 92nd to 96th Street is transformed into a winter wonderland in December to benefit the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.)

For the 31st year, neighbors will join together to show the spirit of the holiday season during “Sharing Christmas.” The holiday lights will be aglow from Nov. 25 – Dec. 26, 6-9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 5-10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The event is free, but visitors may leave a donation if they wish. These donations translate into a perpetual gift of hope and life for children with cancer. The official collection site is at the corner of 95th & Manitoba.

Throughout the month a variety of other entertainment is also offered. Visit for a complete calendar of events and make sure to ‘like’ Candy Cane Lane on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for up to the minute information.

November 25 – North Shore Bank Night (6-10 p.m.)
November 27 – Say hello to the hilarious John McGivern and Carole Caine! (5-6:30 p.m.)
December 1 – Meet Radar and Shannen from FM106 (6-7:30 p.m.)
December 9 – Say thank you to your Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans. (6-10 p.m.)
December 9 – Enjoy our Annual Mascot Night with your favorite team mascots from 7-9 p.m.
December 10 – Milwaukee Buck’s Energee! Dance Team and Hoop Troop help to celebrate the MACC Fund’s 40th Anniversary! (5-10 p.m.)
December 13 – Enjoy the hilarious antics of Comedy Sportz players (7:30-9 p.m.)
December 17 – Brew City Bruisers Roller Derby Team is out in full force! (5-7:30 p.m.)
December 19 – Meet Murphy and Meg from 95.7 WRIT along with West Allis Mayor Dan Devine (6-7:30 p.m.)
December 23 – See West Allis’ fire fighters and bring the kids to see their fire engines, ladder company engines, and paramedic units. Great, safe fun for the whole family from 5-10 p.m.

(Santa Claus will make an appearance every night from December 6 – December 23rd.)

Great things are being accomplished in the MACC Fund Research Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin, in the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as well as in the MACC Fund Childhood Cancer Research Wing at the University of Wisconsin’s Carbone Cancer Center.

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