Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen plans benefit show

By the Tri-City HeraldOctober 25, 2012 

Kennewick's Tayler Plunkett, reigning Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen, is organizing a benefit concert to raise funds and awareness for Down syndrome research.

The two-hour concert begins at 7 p.m. Friday at Southridge High School, 3520 Southridge Blvd., Kennewick.

A portion will be donated to Anna's Angels Foundation, a nonprofit foundation at Duke University's Children's Hospital. The rest of the proceeds will go to the Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia.

Minimum donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds will be donated in the name of Emma McLaughlin-Coomes, the 2-year-old daughter of Brittany McLaughlin and Frank Coomes.

In July, Emma, who has Down syndrome, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and is being treated at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

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