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July 13, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Putting the fun in fundraiser: Seattle restaurant community shows its love for one of their own

Kristal Lana has advanced breast cancer and her friends in the restaurant business want you to know about it. What’s more, they’re hoping you’ll join them in raising a fist to help fight the disease that’s taken the breast — but not the positive energy — of their girl Kristal.

At 20, Kristal took a job at Palomino, later went on to run the BluWater Bistro at Leschi, and more recently was the front-of-the-house manager at Toulouse Petit. Today at 38 she’s undergoing chemotherapy while looking forward to having the strength to return to the yoga teacher training-program she was in the middle of when diagnosed. Here’s how you can help:

On Monday, July 18, Kristal’s many friends and fans are getting together at BluWater Bistro Leschi starting at 6 p.m. to party on — eating, drinking, dancing and ponying up for fabulous auction items at what promised to be a rip-roaring fundraiser. You can come too ($25 suggested donation at the door). Their goal: to raise money to help offset Kristal’s medical bills.

Together, they’ve lined up a star-studded team of bartenders (hello, Murray Stenson and Joe Jeannot!), scores of auction items, plus donations of time, talent and product from our generous food, beverage and entertainment professionals. You’ll find more info about the event, the auction items and ways to donate on this Facebook page.

Kristal Lana, yoga goddess: Beat it, sister!

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