The annual Evening Under the Stars benefitting the Martha’s Vineyard cancer support group is on Tuesday, May 14, at Lattanzi’s Restaurant, 19 Church street in Edgartown, beginning at 6 p.m. The charitable group, now in its 26th year, provides emotional and financial support to Island cancer patients and their families. More than 400 Vineyard families have received assistance, totaling over $58,000 in grants last year alone. More than $500,000 has been given over the years to those on the Vineyard dealing with the stress that comes with cancer.

This is the group’s annual fundraiser with dozens of generous Island businesses and individuals donating food, beverages, decorations and door prizes for the event. They also provide free services and equipment, and Mike Benjamin will once again provide musical entertainment.

The cancer support group meets every Wednesday at noon in the library of the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, 130 Center street in Vineyard Haven. Cancer patients, their caregivers and cancer survivors are all welcome.

For more information on the group or the event, call Leslie J. Stark at 646-242-6744 or Jane Carroll at 508-696-9849.