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Sioux Falls cancer research fundraiser to feature stars of “Star Wars”

The Voices Against Cancer nonprofit is holding a Comic-Con-style fundraiser featuring stars from “Breaking Bad,” “The Mandalorian” and more.

Guests will be able to interact with more than a dozen actors and actresses from stage, screen, television and videogames, including Giancarlo Esposito from “The Mandalorian” and “Breaking Bad,” Malie Flanaga, who voices Naruto, and Frank Welker who voiced both Scooby-Doo and Fred in “Scooby Doo” and Megatron in “Transformers.”

The inaugural event is set for 10 am to 6 pm Saturday at the Washington Pavilion. All proceeds will go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Ian’s Thumb’s Up Fund through Avera.

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“We’re very excited about the event,” Gina George, co-founder of Voices Against Cancer, said. “It’s going to be a great and fun opportunity that raises money for such an important cause.”

Voices Against Cancer is holding a fundraising event at the Washington Pavilion Saturday, July 9, that will feature celebrity meet-and-greets as well as photograph and autograph opportunities.

Voices Against Cancer is a nonprofit that raises funds and awareness for the fight against cancer, particularly toward childhood cancer research, by putting on celebrity appearances and conventions.

It was founded just over two years ago by George and her husband, Lou, who have a personal connection to the cause, but they haven’t been able to have events until now because of the pandemic.

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