Local Musicians Will Gather Sunday To Help One Of Their Own
Five local bands will get together Sunday for a day of music and fun, all to help a local musician who's battling cancer.
They're calling it 'Jammin for Jim,' because that's what they'll be doing, playing music to help Jim Robichaud and his wife Judi. Jim is well-known in the local music circles, after playing with bands like Blue Destiny, Star Lite, Night Song, Mariah, and Memphis. But the last year of his life has mostly been about trying to kick cancer.
Jim was diagnosed with bladder cancer early last year and ended up losing his bladder, prostate, and appendix, in an effort to leave him cancer free. Just a few months later however, Jim and his wife learned that he had developed an aggressive tumor between his esophagus and stomach. Obviously, this was very discouraging, but he's opted to take up the fight and do all he can to beat it. While physically and emotionally challenging, the financial burden has taken a toll, as well.
So, a caring group of local musicians decided to put on a fundraising afternoon to help ease the burden a little for Jim and his wife. They hope folks will turn out to support the couple who have already been through so much.
This Sunday, the Old Town Elks Club will be jumping between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the music of Whiskey Bent, Midnight Rose, Rock Revelation, Driven, and the Allison Ames Band. There will be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, bake sale, and more to keep folks entertained and raise money, at the same time.
The suggested donation is $10 but they'll take whatever you can afford. Less than $10 will be appreciated and still get you in the door, while more than $10 will bring big smiles. And if you can't make it, but would like to help out, a GoFundMe page has been set up to collect financial donations.