Thursday, July 9, 2009

I Heart John Ray fundraiser!



I have been working very hard lately on my new project... the I Heart John Ray fundraiser! I am sure most of you recognize John as the sweet guy who is always behind the counter at Cheap Thrills. He is a bit of a Fayetteville legend! I have been good friends with John for years, and he has been in pretty poor health. After surviving cancer, John's heart was weakened and now, after multiple stints, he had to have open heart surgery. To make matters worse, John has NO health insurance. They did the surgery last Wednesday, and they just released him to go home on Tuesday. He has had a pretty rough recovery, but he is so positive and upbeat! He is definitely doing better. So some friends and I are getting together and doing a fundraiser to help him pay his extensive medical bills.
I hope that you all will want to come to my fundraiser! It is going to be on Thursday, August 13th at 7 at Dickson St. Theater. We will have food from Boar's Nest BBQ, music from Lloyd Marley and A Good Fight, and an AMAZING silent auction with items from Mae's Emporium, Lola, Taken, Mason's, and more... not to mention some Naturals tickets! If you need tickets let me know and I will bring some to you. They are $25 apiece. Thank you all so much!! Hope to see you there!

7 comments:

Tara Gibson said...

Taylor! What an awesome event! Drew and I will be there!

mika beth said...

Can't come but do you need donations? CT was the only place we shopped in college! :)

Taylor said...

Well donations are accepted, of course!! If you wanted to do something, I would be thrilled! I can't wait to see you at your appt!

Tara- come by or call me and i'll bring you some tickets. It is going to be a fun time!

Thank you all so much :)

taylor said...

Its so great that you all are doing this. I am going to try my best to make a little road trip to Fayetteville.

Anonymous said...

I love John Ray. I hurt my back at the gym this morning but I will try and do everything I can to attend, contribute and donate some dance classes and massage sessions for the silent auction. Let me know how else I can help and thank you for doing this for him. He is a treasure to our community!

Barbie Bell

Paula Holmes Cheves said...

Oh my gosh...it is you John! I have been looking for you. I have many precious memories of you my dear old friend. I say old, as I am too. John when you are feeling better please call me, 507-232-3637. I love you my friend, Paula Holmes Cheves......

Paula Holmes Cheves said...

crap, wrong number, 504-232-3637, see I am still the same...loopy!