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BAND-AID for CYNDY: Supporting Cyndy Gaughan in her Fight Against Cancer

Local bands, artists and Irish community will rally Sunday, October 23, 2011 at the Band-Aid for Cyndy Gaughan Benefit at Johnny Fox’s Public House in Peoria.  Festivities begin at 1:30pm with a traditional Irish sesiun led by All-Ireland Fiddle Champ Sheila Maguire, followed by performances by local bands The Strand, The Big Fellahs, Trotter’s Wake, Shelby James and the Crying Shames and the Keltic Cowboys. Additional performers include the Maguire School of Dance, Host with the Most, Pat McCrossan and Piper Bernie Flynn. Dozens and Dozens of great raffle prizes and auction items have been contributed by many generous sponsors, including Johnny Fox’s, Robbie Fox’s, O’Connor’s Pub, The Irish Wolfhound, Massage Envy, John Manobianco- State Farm, Trotters Wake Irish Band, Coffee Rush, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Emerald Consulting, Regan Home Video, Sweetwater Soaps, Custom Jewelry by Teri T., The Bunco Babes, Renewal Zone, Esther’s Esthetics, Adam Pink Salon, Leo and Mary Welch, Kelly Branham, artists Jodi Maas, Claudine Metrick, Kaweah Arts, Danielle E. Teeft, Phosphor Photo, Ann Osgood, Laura Cohen-Hogan, Beverly Shindler, Ana Bunce, Brian Burgess, Karissa Rosenfield, Judy & David Woods, Chris Woods, Katie Reed, Liza Czopp, Shivana Debisaran and more. There is no cover, but donations will be accepted at the door, and 100% of proceeds from the Silent Auction and Raffle will be directed towards Cyndy’s medical expenses. For more details on the event or to make a secure donation on the web, visit
Where: Johnny Fox's Public House-16100 N Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive, Peoria, AZ 85382
Date: Sunday, October 23, 1:30-8pm
Event Details and schedule at
For More Info, Contact Jane Hilton, ph. 480.217.7934 or email:

Bio-Cyndy Gaughan
The past year has been rough for Cyndy Gaughan. She lost her job in October 2010. She lost her home to foreclosure in August 2011.Then on September 6, 2011 the unthinkable happened-and she was diagnosed with breast cancer. If the weight of the diagnosis wasn't enough, her financial situation is crushing. Cyndy does carry her own health insurance, but since she is out of work, she chose a modest health care plan she could afford. In her case, a cheaper monthly premium meant a $10,000 deductible. And even when the deductible is met, the insurance will cover only 60% of the medical bills. The treatment recommended by her doctors, surgeries and radiation, will likely total upwards of $75,000. Given the coverage, her obligation will total approximately $36,000. That's a pretty hefty bill. In the past, Cyndy would have also been eligible for state health care coverage. Unfortunately, as of July 2011, Arizona's AHCCCS program doesn't cover people like Cyndy. She's single, under 65 and has no dependents. Cyndy simply slipped through the cracks. On a more positive note, Cyndy completed the last class for her bachelor’s degree just two weeks after  her breast cancer diagnosis. She’s looking forward to a brighter future in both work and health after her treatment

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