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A photo of Paul, Lee, Michelle and Sarah Haydu is featured on the former mayor’s fundraising page. Lee Haydu is hosting an event May 3 to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Her husband passed away in February 2013, 10 years after being diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Courtesy photo
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Haydu fundraiser to aid Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

DEL MAR — An exclusive exhibition of posters by artist and writer David Lance Goines will highlight a fundraiser for former Del Mar Mayor Lee Haydu’s Woman of the Year campaign for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 3 at Powerhouse Community Center and feature a one-time showing of 21 posters designed and printed by Goines, a graphic artist known for his label for Ravenswood Winery and work that helped propel Alice Waters and her Chez Panisse restaurant and cookbooks.

The private collection belongs to Robert McShane and is on loan for the fundraiser.

Goines, a Northern California resident, is an advocate of the blood donor system and a 21-gallon donor.

He will be on hand to tell stories, answer questions and donate signed items for an auction.

Haydu’s husband, Paul Haydu, M.D., was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2003. He passed away in February 2013.

“In Paul’s honor, I want to do my part to help others,” Lee Haydu wrote on her fundraising page. “It is my goal to make sure fewer go through what Paul did and save family members from losing a loved one.

“Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by making a donation to my fundraising campaign for Man or Woman of the Year,” she added. “I am part of a team working to raise as much as possible in a 10-week period.

“Every dollar I raise counts as one vote and the candidate who gets the most votes/raises the most money is named the Man or Woman of the Year,” Haydu wrote. “Thanks to your support, my efforts will help fund the therapies and treatments that save lives, not someday but today.”

Haydu said her goal is to raise $50,000 for a research grant in her husband’s name and direct where the research money goes.

Peter Sprague will perform during the event. The cost is $40. RSVP to [email protected] by April 30.

Those unable to attend who want to donate can do so at Donations must be received by 5 p.m. on June 13.