Jennifer Hilton, a local activist for and long-time resident of the Greenpoint Williamsburg community here in Brooklyn is asking for our help.
Back in early June Jennifer had emergency surgery and was diagnosed with stage three color cancer. A single mother who is in between jobs and who recently sent her daughter off to college, she is faced with a tidal wave of costs associated with her treatment. To chill out this wave, Jen has decided to hold a fundraiser to help defray these costs and to contribute to an organization that has been instrumental in easing her burden, CancerCare ( http://www.cancercare.org/get_help/ ).
This benefit will be no small affair. People and businesses from the area have generously offered their support:
*** Teddy’s Bar & Grill will be hosting the event
*** Brooklyn Brewery will be providing a keg of their fine local brew – profits to Jen.
*** One of most amazing guitar players on the planet, Hugh Pool, and his band will be jamming live
In addition there will be a raffle and silent auction for items donated by local businesses, artists and artisans.
Here are the event details:
Thursday October 16, 2008
7:30PM until til the cows…
Teddy’s Bar & Grill
96 Berry St (@ N. 8th St)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Subway: L train to Bedford Ave Station
Bus: B61 to Bedford Ave & N 7th St going north/
Driggs Ave & N 8th going south
Please RSVP here: rsvp [at] jensblast [dot] org
Call 917-803-8921 for more info.
For more information about Jen, her story and the benefit, please check out this little website that I created for her: http://www.jensblast.org/
If you’re unable to attend the event, it’s still possible for you to donate via check or through PayPal. Go to: www.jensblast.org/donate.php to find out how.
Jen also has a blog at: http://jen-homesweethome.blogspot.com/
Hope to see you there.