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Feature Article - October 12, 2006
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Abrams Brothers headline grand finale for Jeff Grice fundraising campaign
In 2003 when local businessman and Sydenham resident Jeff Grice suffered a spinal cord stroke leaving him a paraplegic, friends of the father of four were at a loss as to how to help.
This past spring they launched the “Back in Motion” campaign with the goal of raising $45,000 to help diminish the financial challenges experienced by the Grice family. Specifically, the dollars raised will retire the debt on the modified vehicle, a Braun Entervan, that has put Jeff behind the wheel again and “Back in Motion”.
“We are excited and grateful to report that so far a grand total of $31,000 has been raised,” says fundraising chair Evelyn Snider.
“Family, friends, local businesses and private individuals are coming together and making a difference for the Grice family. As the campaign heads into its final month and with $14,000 left to fund raise, we know that TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT”, she added. “This campaign is about people helping people and how with one project, our community can encourage Jeff and his family to get back on the road again,” said Evelyn.
The final organized event of the campaign is a concert called “The Best in Bluegrass” featuring the ever popular “Abrams Brothers” on October 20 at 7 p.m. at Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church . Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
“We expect a sold-out concert to bring in about 45% of the remaining $14,000,” stated Evelyn. “We are inviting the local communities to help us raise the final 55% or $8,000 by concert night! How can you help? Attend the concert, organize your own event or send in your personal donation. Let’s pull together and make this dream a reality.”
Contact Information: Evelyn Snider, Chair of the Jeff Grice Back in Motion Campaign (613-374-2587).Other Stories this Week View RSS feed