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The Royal American will host a fundraiser this Friday, Dec. 18 benefiting B.J. Kale, the owner of Mount Pleasant’s Trifecta Security Group, who is battling Stage 4 Adenocarcinoma colorectal cancer. The Morrison Drive bar and music venue partnered with attorney David Aylor and more than 50 contributing Charleston area restaurants to host the event, which features a raffle and complimentary Lowcountry boil for patrons who donate $10 at the door. 

“B.J. has been a friend of the bar for years, and we have worked events with his company Trifecta Security on numerous occasions,” said The Royal American owner John Kenney. “Our mutual friend, David Aylor, approached me about hosting this fundraiser after we received the horrible news about B.J.’s diagnosis a few weeks ago.”

Kenney and Aylor are suggesting a $10 donation at the door, but patrons can contribute as much as they would like. Attendees will receive a complimentary beer and free access to a Lowcountry boil provided by Fitz Gaines, and local R&B group Me and Mr. Jones will be on hand to play live music. A raffle will also take place featuring prizes donated by more than 50 Charleston area restaurants, including Taco Boy, Home Team BBQ, Rutledge Cab Company, Container Bar, Rebel Taqueria, Hall’s Chophouse and more.

Proceeds from the evening will be donated to Kale’s cancer treatment GoFundMe page, which has already raised over $28,000. Several corporate donors are also contributing to the event, including David Aylor Law Firm and L.W. Cooper Law Office, who will both match up to $5,000 in raffle ticket sales. 

The event will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. For more information, visit The Royal American’s Facebook page