Mercy Hospital fundraiser held at Chez Josef in Agawam

Last year's event raised more than $10,000.

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds of people gathered at Chez Josef in Agawam to be entertained and to help raise money for a good cause.

Guests enjoyed food, drinks and great music. Chez Josef was packed with people from all over western Massachusetts. The event was to raise money for the Mercy Medical Center’s Sister Caritas Cancer center in Springfield.

Kenny Labelle the Organizer told 22News “My wife and I feel that if we can make a difference in one patient’s life, then our work is worth it.”

Beverly Farler, of Southington, Ct. said “It’s just wonderful to be able to do that and enjoy it with your friends, because we know we’re having fun, but yet, it’s for a good cause.”

More than 600 people were expected to attend the event. All proceeds from the event will go towards helping a person suffering from breast cancer. Last year’s event raised more than $10,000.