At last report, she's making progress towards recovery, but it's going to be a long road for her. A show of support, as well as a successful fundraiser, can help keep her and her family focused on the important work ahead, knowing that they're not alone and have the support of a lot of people who care.
An initial round of calls and emails got positive responses from a number of statewide candidates, GOP leaders and concerned citizens. From that, we've got tentative offers from three bands interested in performing, and a couple of leads on locations, but nothing confirmed as of yet - which is where we need the help of the Blogland readers.
If you know a location in the Midlands with ample parking, a stage and sound system, and is set up for such an event, please inquire with the owners to see if they would be willing to host a concert benefit. If they're willing to consider host the event, even if it requires a little money up front, we may be willing to discuss this with them. While ideal locations would include downtown or a waterfront location, we're willing to consider anything.
We'll also need lots of hands to help work such an event, and door prizes for a raffle would be appreciated as well.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any location leads or want to be kept in the loop on this event.