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Farrells host fashion benefit

Lindsay Buchholz with her and husband Clay’s daughters.
Lindsay Buchholz with her and husband Clay’s daughters.Bill Brett for The Boston Globe

Sue Farrell and her husband, Red Sox skipper John Farrell, were living in Toronto when their youngest son, Luke, then 18, needed surgery at Mass. General to remove a tumor. “I had to find housing,” Sue told us. “It was very stressful.” So that it might not be so stressful for other families facing a medical crisis, Farrell hosted a fund-raiser Tuesday for Christopher’s Haven, a Boston-based nonprofit that operates eight apartments for families of children being treated for cancer in Boston hospitals. “I used to sit in the waiting room [at the hospital] and hear people talking about this place,” said Sue. “These kids come here from all over the world and it’s not easy. You feel very isolated and alone.” Among those with Red Sox ties attending Tuesday’s fashion show to support Christopher’s Haven were Clay
and his wife, Lindsay, who walked the runway with their daughters; Dustin Pedroia’s better half, Kelli; Shonda Schilling; and Brock Holt’s wife, Lakyn. (The kids’ fashions were donated by Tiny Hanger in Coolidge Corner.) If you’re wondering about Luke Farrell, he’s doing fine. Now 23, he’s pitching in the Kansas City Royals farm system.