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Call for Art Work: Helping Another Artist Art Auction: Helping Stephen

An artist in our community needs help.  Craig McInnis is coordinating a benefit art auction for Stephen Hawrylciw, who has a rare and severe myeloma.   The Rickie Report knows you will respond. Art submissions are due June 19th. We urge art patrons to take note because we want this auction to be a success! The Auction takes place on June 26th.  Details are here.  PLEASE SHARE this information with everyone you know!




What: CALL TO ARTISTS / Art Auction to benefit Stephen

Where: Boynton Beach Art District /Boynton Beach Live 422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

When: Thursday, June 26, 2014    6:00-9:00 p.m.

“I am privileged to be a long time friend of Steph’s and have shared so many great times making music together for close to 10 years. It is a bond much like brothers that we have formed and I am dedicated to do what I can to ensure that he and his beautiful wife Sara have the resources to explore all avenues and seek the proper treatment to ensure Steph’s well being. I am reaching out to my artist family to help me to do so… at this event and however many fundraisers it takes.” -Craig McInnis
Stephen and his family found out of his diagnosis with smoldering myeloma (pre-stage bone marrow cancer) just three weeks after Stephen was married. He went to his primary doctor when persisting pains in his chest concerned his wife. Blood tests led to a bone marrow biopsy which led to Stephen’s diagnosis.

His hematologist suggested they be aggresive to treat what they found since myeloma is not only rare and dangerous but also even more rare in someone Stephen’s age. 

The conventional treatment success rates that he and his wife found were not acceptable to them, nor did it seem safe; as the doctors suggested it could interefere with Stephen’s and Sara’s hopes to have a family.
To participate in the call please email Craig at with “BENEFIT” in the Subject line with a JPEG of the proposed submission. We are accepting 2D and 3D art of all mediums. Art work must be approved first. Submission of art will be on June 19th. At the event, bidding will start at $50 with ALL proceeds going to the cause. Art work will not be returned if unsold, but will instead be part of the next auction. (scheduling t.b.d.) 

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