A charity event to benefit a lifelong Marquette native is set for Monday, February 16 at Das Steinhaus.

The benefit will help Caitlin McGee, who is unable to work for the last two months while dealing with a chronic condition.

“I am blown away by this little town I call home,” McGee said. “I don’t think there is another town in the world with a better sense of community than little ole Marquette. Thank you all so much for your support. I’m truly honored and humbled to be a part of such an amazing place.”

McGee suffers from endometriosis, which is where the lining of the uterus grows outside the organ. According to womenshealth.gov, endometriosis affects roughly five million women in the United States. Symptoms include intense pain and difficulty getting pregnant.

Endrometriosis awareness in Marquette should raise with the event, McGee said.

“It’s really important to me to also get the word out about endometriosis in general,” she said. “Millions of women suffer from this and the awareness level is just too low.”

McGee has been a star of the service industry around Marquette, working as a server at different restaurants in the downtown area. She also is a fashion consultant at Che Bello Boutique.

On the Steinhaus menu will be a bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin as well as other fine dining and a silent auction. So far, Dead River Coffee Roasters, Paintings by Dan Cook, Che Bello Boutique, Landmark Inn, Joe’s Cakes, Mathews Floor Fashions, Marquette Golf Club, Marquette Royales, Team Hannah Swajanen and Kokobelle Photography have all donated to the cause.

Donations of check or cash will also be accepted. Reservations are encouraged.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact the Steinhaus at (906) 273-1531 or stop by at 102 W. Washington Street Suite 115.

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