My life in poetry has been made warm and magical because Julie Moulds Rybicki is in it. She lit up my classes more than 20 years ago, and has lit up my mind and heart and life ever since. I am not alone. I bring her back to my classes as often as I can so she can spread her gift to as many students as possible. Her work and devotion to students of all ages makes her one of those teachers whose gifts can never be measured or repaid in any way. She’s given us so much.
So it especially infuriates me that she has had to fight with cancer for her whole adult life. But being Julie, she has beaten cancer over and over again. She has to put up another fight. It’s time for another transplant. And our health care system being what it is, and fighting cancer for 20 years doing what it does to a family’s finances, Julie and her family now need our help. I think we can give it, don’t you?
There’s a big fundraising underway. Come to it or mail it in. But please, let’s support our amazing friend, okay? And please help spread the word!
**** All-Star Poetry & Fiction Reading, Concert * and Party*****
To Benefit the NTAF Great Lakes Bone Marrow Transplant Fund
In Honor of Julie Moulds Rybicki
For Her bone marrow Transplant Relocation Costs
Featuring the Poetry and Fiction of: Con Hilberry, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Bill Olsen, Nancy Eimers, Jack Ridl,
Jackie Bartley, Rodney Torreson, Diane Seuss, David Lee, Elizabeth Kerlikowske, Andy Mozina, Danna Ephland,
Gail Martin, Greg Rappleye, Nina feirer, Dave Marlatt, Susan Ramsey, John Rybicki and Julie Moulds Rybicki
Irish music by Dave Marlatt and the Rambling Boys of Pleasure as well as American Roots Acoustic music by Solid Geometry and a Silent Auction of arts, crafts and signed books.
Where: Kraftbrau Brewery http://www.kraftbraubrewery.com
Located at 402 East Kalamazoo Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, 269-384-0288
When: Sunday, November 4 from 3 to 7:30 p.m.
Cash Bar. Food provided. Cost: $5
Come enjoy wonderful words, live music, revelry, mingling, eating, drinking and dancing.
3-4 p.m. American Roots Acoustic music by Solid Geometry
4-5 p.m. All-Star Reading Part I
5-6 p.m. Irish music by Dave Marlatt and the Rambling Boys of Pleasure
6-7: All-Star Reading Part II
7-7:30. More revelry, auction results and wrap-up
For additional information, Email John Rybicki at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tax-Deductible Donations Can Be Made Out To:
NTAF Great Lakes Bone Marrow Transplant Fund,
150 N. Radnor Chester Road,
Suite F-120, Radnor, PA 19087.
Print “In Honor of Julie Rybicki” in the check’s memo section.
For secure, online credit card contributions visit: www.transplantfund.org or call NTAF at 1-800-642-8399, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. This campaign is administered by the National Transplant Assistance Fund, a 501(c) (3) non-profit providing assistance to transplant and catastrophic injury patients. Information: 1-800-642-8300. Michigan registration number: MICS No. 11575.