Help Chris Gaffney!

Here’s some news well worth sharing. Chris Gaffney is a musician that could use some support right now. He’s a member of the Hacienda Brothers, and is also part of the Dave Alvin band. If you can send a donation, or even just buy some music by Chris Gaffney, that would be a great thing. Please share this information with others.

The Hacienda Brothers have some sad and regrettable news to announce. Chris Gaffney, founding member and lead singer, has just been diagnosed with liver cancer. Gaffney had been recording as recently as January but was then unfortunately taken ill in February. He then began an extensive round of tests that had led to the recent discovery of the cancer. Early next month Chris will begin undergoing intensive chemotherapy in an attempt to fight the invasive cancer. Although Chris has health insurance it does not cover all of his medical costs and living expenses. In order to raise the necessary additional $60,000 a website has been set up by his family at www.helpgaff.com. Donation checks can also be written directly to the Chris Gaffney Recovery Fund, 403 43rd Street, Oakland CA 94609.

This summer the Hacienda Brothers will also be releasing a new CD, which was recorded just before Chris had been diagnosed with cancer. A portion of the proceeds from the CD sales will go directly to the Chris Gaffney Recovery Fund. The band is also scheduling several benefits concerts throughout the end of the year to help raise money and awareness for their ailing colleague, so please keep checking www.haciendabrothers.com for a complete list of shows.

To assist with raising money for our friend Chris Gaffney please pass on the website, www.helpgaff.com to any of your mailing lists or groups of friends. Remember any size donation is greatly appreciated. This is a very difficult time for Chris and he needs everyone’s support to pull through.

Bookmark these pages:
HelpGaff.com
The Hacienda Brothers website

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