Leftapalooza: A big party for a good cause

7 years of battling on stage to find the cure for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, $150,000 raised, swabbing for bone marrow donors with Love, Hope, Strength, 3 live saving donor matches made

LONGMONT - When you look at Quade you see an avid snowboarder, lacrosse player, and all around happy kid.

But Quade Marks has been going through more than any kid should. 

At 9-years-old, after finding bruising and a rash on his hands, he was diagnosed with Leukemia.

Quade endured four rounds of Chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant but today he's feeling "Awesome".

This weekend there is a big event to raise money to help out kids and adults just like Quade.

The 7th Annual Leftapalooza at the Left Hand Brewing Company is this Saturday, August 5 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The event is so much more than a big party, it raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

Leftapalooza is $15 at the door and features eight tribute bands, ten breweries, two ciderys, even a kid zone with bounce castles and face painting. 

Quade, who is celebrating 11-months in remission, is the honoree for 2017 and will help with the a white lantern lighting at dusk.

To date the Leftapalooza alone has raised over $150,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

You can follow Quade and all of his achievements on instagram @Lacrosseman8 or on his blog https://quade8.com/.

For more information on the Leftapalooza go to http://lefthandbrewing.com/leftapalooza/

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