Benefit to help Dunkirk man receive stem cell treatment

Submitted Photo Dunkirk resident Bobby Mangus, pictured far left with his three sons, is fighting multiple myeloma. His friends and family are hosting a benefit for him this Saturday at the First Ward Falcon Club in Dunkirk.

The family and friends of Dunkirk resident Bobby (Bob O) Mangus are working hard to help him afford the life-saving stem cell treatments that he needs to fight multiple myeloma. This Saturday, they are hosting a benefit at the First Ward Falcon Club, 341 Lake Shore Dr. E., in Dunkirk from 4 to 10 p.m., and all are invited to attend.

Mangus, a Dunkirk resident, is 38 years old and has been fighting multiple myeloma for over three years. This type of cancer forms in plasma cells and interferes with the body’s ability to form antibodies and fight infections. So far, stem cell treatments have been the only help for Mangus as he fights this disease. However, in order to receive the treatments, he must travel and live in a special facility in New York City. The cost of living, including food and housing, has grown astronomical for Mangus; funds raised at the benefit will help him continue traveling and staying in New York City to receive treatment.

Saturday’s benefit includes a spaghetti dinner, which will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available now and will be available at the door for $10.

The benefit also includes basket raffles, 50/50 tickets, food, beer and live music by The Rising. Catering services are provided and donated by David Winchell’s Super Duper Catering. For tickets or to donate items basket or raffle items, contact Brandon Grabias at or call 397-6124.