Del Mar resident hosts leukemia fundraiser May 31

Del Mar resident Shannon Foster is running for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Woman of the Year, on behalf of her 4-year-old daughter, Ava. Ava recently battled leukemia for the second time around. She received a transplant and is doing great. (Visit

The Woman of the Year campaign lasts 10 weeks. Foster’s team is aiming to raise $50,000, which will give her access to all the latest research in LLS. As part of the fundraising, her team is throwing “Avapalooza,” a family event, on May 31 at Torrey Hills Park in Del Mar.

The family-friendly event will offer entertainment, bounce houses, bunny pens, face painters, food, games and prizes. Tickets are $12 per person or $40 for a family 4-pack. For info and to purchase tickets, visit