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Teen’s concert will help cancer group

Event: Saugus student plans fundraiser concert to benefit victims

Posted: May 27, 2010 9:55 p.m.
Updated: May 28, 2010 7:30 a.m.

On the night of Jonathan Borondy’s high school graduation, the 18-year-old cancer patient wants to give a check for at least $7,000 to a local charity that raises money for children with the disease.

With some help from Saugus High School, where he’s a senior, Borondy’s putting together a concert called “Play It Forward” to benefit the Michael Hoefflin Foundation.

“I know a lot of people that are affected by cancer, and I thought it was a good chance for people to have fun and at the same time support a good cause,” Borondy said earlier this week.

The event is promoted and supported by the student governments at all of the local high schools. It will be held at the Saugus High School Amphitheater tonight from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., with tickets costing $10 if purchased in advance at local high schools or online at Tickets cost $15 at the door.

Borondy and Saugus High School Principal Bill Bolde came up with the idea during a recent meeting.

Borondy wanted to have a concert because he is a music lover, and he knew some local musicians who had fans at Saugus High.

The food, refreshments, labor, equipment, and other resources have been donated by local businesses such as Jersey Mike’s in Saugus, Juice it Up in Valencia and In-N-Out.

Bolde said the goal of the event is to attract 1,500 to 2,000 guests in hopes that it raises $10,000 for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation.

For more information on how you can help or how to make a tax-deductible contribution, contact the Michael Hoefflin Foundation at 250-4100 or e-mail Bill Bolde at

Contributions can also be made at the Hoefflin website at under the events tab.


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