A DIY fundraiser brought together friends and family for a “Paint and Sip” at Pinot’s Pallette in Edgewater, NJ.

Maria Villalobos coordinated the event to honor her father, Pedro. He had loved painting, and his 64th birthday celebration in February 2018 was held at Pinot’s Palette. He passed away from lung cancer the following December.

Maria shared that her family had raised funds for research through LCRF’s Free to Breathe Walk since her father’s diagnosis, and decided they wanted to do more. Painting together for a purpose seemed the perfect way to mark what would have been his 66th birthday.

To find out more about creating your own fundraiser, visit lcrf.org/fundraise-your-way.