Fundraising Dinner For Young Cancer Victim Jan. 7

Valerie Martinez and her son son Xaedyn


Family, friends and co-workers of Valerie Martinez will host a Frito Pie Night fundraising dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge.

Martinez is a 28-year-old single mom who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in late November. She was immediately sent to University of Colorado Cancer Center in Aurora, Colo. to begin treatment for this very aggressive cancer. Her young son Xaedyn attends Pinon Elementary School and is being cared for by her parents during her ongoing treatment. This keeps them here and Martinez alone in Colorado while she receives treatment.

Funds are being raised to help with her medical bills and the expenses for her parents to travel to Colorado on weekends to visit.

The Frito Pie dinner will include all you can eat homemade chile, and all the delicious toppings for Frito Pie. Hot dogs also will be available for those craving a good ole chili dog. Homemade frozen casseroles will be available for purchase for those nights when time is short or the cook needs a night off.

For more information, contact Vickie at 505.662.8867 or Bernadette at 505.929.3322

Donations also can be made at Vest Orthodontics, 3250 Trinity Dr., Ste. A, in Los Alamos to help Martinez focus on her fight.