MAHOPAC, N.Y.-The Smith-Clarke Allstate Agency in Mahopac hosted “Paint Love—A Paint Night With Heart” fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 1, to raise money for Love Holds Life, an area charity that raises money to help struggling families who have a member battling cancer.

The guest of honor at last week’s event was Maggie Karaqi, a Mahopac resident and mother of 6-year-old twins who is battling Stage IV ovarian cancer for the second time. She also survived a heart attack after her first round of cancer treatment.

The event raised $400 to assist Karaqi with bills. The fundraiser also featured raffle items that were donated by Andrea Scafidi of Mary Kay and Terry Fokine of Cardsmart and Gifts of Mahopac. Paint instruction was provided by Creative Canvas with Terry.