Benefit In Old Town Sunday To Help Local Musician
A benefit in Old Town on Sunday will feature music and auction items, and will benefit a local musician with cancer.
According to the No One Fights Alone Facebook event page, Ryan Robichaud has been diagnosed with Nodular Lymphycyte-Predominant Hodgkins Lymphoma. It's a rare form of cancer that will require expensive treatments and, of course, lost wages. It was just a year ago that his musician friends held a fundraiser for his father, who had also been diagnosed with cancer. Now, it's Ryan's turn to fight.
Ryan is a member of the Country Camo band and is well-known in the local music scene. So this Sunday, several local bands will gather at the Old Town Elks to play some music, auction off some nice things, and show their support for Ryan and his wife Amanda. The event is appropriately named as they let the couple know that no one fights alone.
The public's encouraged to stop by, show their support, and have some fun, from 12 to 5. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per person. Anyone who can't afford the 10 bucks is still encouraged to stop by and give whatever they can. And if someone wants to give more than the suggested donation, it will be gratefully accepted.
Five local bands are taking part. From noon to 1, the Allison Ames band will be on stage, followed by Midnight Rose from 1 to 2. Then it's Whiskey Bent's turn until 3, followed by the Jacob Smalley Band. And the day wraps up with Crossroads, from 4 to 5. Pat's Pizza is providing the food, and the auction offers handmade items like quilts, artwork, and ceramics, and items like a turkey fryer and a power cooker.
If anyone would like to donate but is unable to make the benefit, a Go Fund Me page has been set up.