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Local restaurants host fund-raisers for Miller-Stein

The Lake Tahoe South Shore community showed its generosity during two recent fund-raisers for Robyn Miller-Stein, who has been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. She is presently home, where she is recovering from the effects of intense chemotherapy she has been receiving at Stanford Medical Center. Miller-Stein has been a longtime resident of South Lake Tahoe, where she lives with her husband, Scott, and son, Roman. She has worked at Hoss Hoggs, the Red Hut and Passaretti’s.

Rick and Nancy Gardner, owners of the Red Hut, hosted a pancake breakfast April 18 to raise funds to help pay for Miller-Stein’s expensive medical bills. Locals turned out in great numbers with loving hearts and the breakfast brought in $4,633.

Members of the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League attended the breakfast, where they donated a check for $1,000 to Miller-Stein to further help with her medical expenses.

Nancy Gardner announced that on the Wednesday after Easter each year in the future the Red Hut will sponsor a Cancer Day.

A second fund-raising event was hosted April 23 at Passaretti’s Italian Restaurant by owners Dan and Tai Passaretti. They served 230 spaghetti dinners to generous community members and conducted a raffle with 148 items donated by local merchants. A total of $4, 844 was raised for Miller-Stein. Of that amount $785 was contributed by the staff, which included their tips. Also contributing food to the dinner were Tony’s Fine Foods, Old Country Bakery and Blue Ribbon Meats.

An account to assist with medical expenses has been established as The Robyn Miller-Stein Fund at US Bank, 2850 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Donations may be delivered to the bank or mailed.

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