FORMER MOTLEY CRUE SINGER LEADS GIRL’S FUNDRAISER
September 19, 2009
The Hawk Eye reports that former Motley Crue lead singer John Corabi will headline a benefit concert Oct. 2 for a Burlington girl with celebral palsy.
Organizers hope to raise $8,100 for an overhead track system in the Mark and Kim Edwards home.
The track will relieve the burden of having to physically lift the Edwards’ 14-year-old daughter, Brooke, to place her in a wheelchair, so she can move her about the house.
Brooke has the most severe form of cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia. She is unable to walk, talk or communicate. Brooke is completely dependent upon her parents for every aspect of her day-to-day life.
In addition to Corabi, the Gibbs Brothers, the Sean Costanza Band and Rivertown will play at the event, set for 5 to 11 p.m. at Whitey’s Bar & Grill, 2601 Madison Ave.
There also will be live and silent auctions, in which donations will be auctioned to raise the needed funds. There will be a hog roast and drinks sponsored by Fleck Sales.
The average lifetime cost of cerebral palsy, for a single child, is $921,000, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes. That does not include hospital visits, emergency room visits, residential care and other out-of-pocket expenses.