A Vancouver pub will host a fundraiser this Sunday to raise money for a woman who has life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle and dragged beneath it.
Desiree Evancio, 24, was struck by a car and dragged underneath the vehicle for several blocks around 12:30 a.m. in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Now, she is recovering from her fourth surgery, with many more to come. She faces years of extensive rehabilitation and care.
The Lamplighter Pubic House will host an NFL Sunday fundraiser this weekend to help raise money to support her recovery. The event kicks off at 10 a.m., and $10 entry includes a beer from Bomber Brewing. There will be a number of prizes to win through the day and there’ll also be a 50/50.
A GoFundMe page has been started that has already raised more than $178,000 out of a goal of $1 million to help Desiree Evancio, who has already undergone multiple surgeries and was set to have facial reconstruction surgery last week.
The driver, a man in his 30s, was taken into custody and released pending further investigation. He is believed to be a U.S. citizen and the fundraising page worries about there being limits on his insurance to cover future health-care costs.
Hope for Desiree Fundraiser
When: Sunday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Lamplighter Public House (92 Water St.)
Cost: $10 door charge comes with a beer