Oktoberfest to aid woman in cancer treatment

19-year-old will soon have bone marrow transplant
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The local Knights of Columbus is hosting a fundraiser Saturday for a Roseville woman undergoing cancer treatment.

Stephanie Millward, 19, has been diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma cancer. One of the last phases of treatment includes a bone marrow transplant where she will be in the hospital for about a month to allow her immune system to recover.

She has completed five rounds of chemotherapy and has had two bone marrow extraction procedures in preparation for an auto-transplant that will occur after a consolidation round of chemotherapy. This is when a massive dose of drugs is used to completety destroy the bone marrow.

Her dad, Scott Millward, and grandfather Joe Halstead are members of the Knights of Columbus, Father Grealy Council for St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Roseville.

“The Knights happen to be doing their annual Oktoberfest dinner dance and have decided to donate all of the proceeds to Stephanie’s fights against cancer,” said Grand Knight Tom Cuccia. “The family needs financial assistance to replace the carpet in their home to make it a more sterile environment for Stephanie.”

~ Sena Christian


Oktoberfest to benefit Stephanie Millward
6 p.m. Saturday
Where: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 615 Vine Ave. in Roseville
Cost: $25 each, $40 per couple, $8 for kids 5 to 12, free for kids 5 and under
Info: Additional donations can be sent to Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 129, Roseville, CA 95678. Write “Stephanie Millward” on the memo of the check.