Casper area businesses are looking forward to their opportunity to celebrate with cancer survivors and engage in the fight against the disease. On October 4, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will be holding its annual Life By Chocolate fundraising event from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Yellowstone Garage in Casper.The highly anticipated evening will feature local musician Steve Frame, exquisite chocolates from and fine wine featuring: Blacktooth Brewery, Table Mountain Wineries, Deb’s Fudge Kitchen, Metro Coffee, Jonny J’s, Piece-a-Cake, Eileen’s Colossal Cookies.

Cancer will be diagnosed in more than 2,890 people in Wyoming this year.  Tired of seeing the toll the disease takes on their community, Casper area business are joining together to reduce the burden of the disease in Wyoming by participating the second annual Life by Chocolate fundraising event for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).

The highly anticipated evening will feature: local musician Steve Frame, exquisite chocolates from and fine wine featuring: Blacktooth Brewery, Table Mountain Wineries, Deb’s Fudge Kitchen, Metro Coffee, Jonny J’s, Piece-a-Cake, Eileen’s Colossal Cookies.

“We hear from so many people who have been touched by cancer, people wanting to find a way to fight back or folks who want to help others who are diagnosed with the disease,” said Jason Mincer, Wyoming government relations director for ACS CAN.  “Life by Chocolate is a great example of a community coming together for a wonderful evening to celebrate those who have survived the disease, encourage people undergoing treatment, and learn how we can continue to work together to reduce the burden of cancer in Wyoming.

Proceeds from the event help ACS CAN pass legislation at the local, state and federal level which will reduce cancer rates and betters the lives of those who have been diagnosed with cancer.

“Life by Chocolate promises to be a fun night filled with great music, exquisite chocolates, and fine wine,” Mincer continued.  “Building on the momentum from last year’s event, we are inviting everyone in the Casper area to stop by and be a part of the cancer control community.”

In 2014, it is estimated that more than 1.6 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer and more than 580,000 people will die from the disease. In Wyoming this year, an estimated 2,890 will be diagnosed with cancer and another 990 will die of the disease.

Tickets for Life by Chocolate can be purchased at Grant Street Grocery, the Casper Chamber of Commerce and are available online at: www.acscan.org/lifebychocolate.

ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit www.acscan.org.

For more details, please visit: www.acscan.org/lifebychocolate