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Manchester haunted house raises money for cancer

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MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) -

A Manchester family has a “Spooktacular” plan to fight cancer.

A Halloween nightmare is lurking for anyone brave enough to risk what the Almeida family has been working on since August.

"I am ecstatic about Halloween, I have been a Halloween fanatic since I was a little girl," said Tonya Almeida.

This year, Halloween is taking a special meaning.

Her Fright Factory is making money for cancer research because her mom has been living with a form of Leukemia for years.

"She lives with cancer every day and I always get scared when she gets sick, we don't know if she has to start chemo again - so we're a very strong family,” Tonya Almeida said.

"I love my mother-in-law to death, she's an angel, she's awesome and I've been there with her, with my wife now married eight years - I've seen it, I've been there, I've supported her, everything,” said Joe Almeida.

The haunted house includes twists and turns and all kinds of surprises, with the hope that a lot of money can be raised for the American Cancer Society.

The family will be collecting at their home at 1 Lockwood St., in Manchester.

"There's a funeral parlor, I have a psych ward setup, and I have a mausoleum setup with one coffin in there,” Joe Almeida said.

On Saturday, Halloween, the family plans to open up the house at sundown and will keep it going as long as people keep showing up.

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