Tuesday, August 6, 2013

TWF 218: Cancer Benefit for Freeport Native! August 16!


After just celebrating a blues festival (which, of course, helped raised money for "Superstorm" Sandy victims), we have another situation that's a little less...Pleasant.  Call this a "by request" article if you want, but you also know by now that cancer and I have a very unpleasant history.  My mother, Joanne Pohlman (Maiden name Alfano), a native Freeporter as I am, died about six years ago from it.  So, here's the skinny:

Freeport native Joseph G was diagnosed last night with Stage 3 Testicular Cancer, which has already spread to his lymphatic system.  This is not the best news; medical bills as well as the difficulty of cancer treatment as a whole add up to a real problem.

So, other Freeporters and friends of ours have put together a fund-raiser for him.  It will be on Friday, August 16th at the Twisted Shamrock; it's located at 11 Railroad Avenue in Babylon, NY.  There's a $7 cover at the door, with music starting at 9:30, including raffles, prizes and cupcakes!

LIVE Music will be provided by And The Day Is Mine, Mike Miller And The High Life, and many others!  Additionally, www.stupidcancer.org is going to donate some goodies for prizes.  So, I know it's a bit out-of-the-way, but support a Freeporter in their fight against this rather shitty disease.

You can find out more information about this event at its Facebook page!  That includes a link you can donate to, in the event you can't make it but still want to contribute.  Thank you all!