Helping Works

Boise belly dance community unites to support one of its own

Friends of belly dancer Samira Simmons host the "Eff Cancer!" Benefit and Show for Samira at Shangri La, 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 at Shangri La Tea Room and Vegetarian Restaurant, 1800 W. Overland Rd., in Boise.

Simmons, a talented and well-known local dancer is dealing with surgery and chemotherapy for breast cancer. She is the mother of a three-year-old son and has been unable to work.

The St. Alphonsus Mobile Mammogram Unit will be in the Shangri La parking lot from noon to 3 p.m. Food, drinks, live performances, a silent auction, raffle, photographer station and more will be available inside.

All of the proceeds from the $5 cover will go to the cause.