Brookfield, WI â€“ TALENT SHOW – A wondrous marriage of talentsâ€”singers, pianists, poets, photographers, artists, dancers, and musical performers, along with a silent auction is being sponsored by From Hair On and the Latte CafÃ© to help raise funds for transplant-related expenses in honor of Gavin Winslow. Sweet baby Gavin is the great nephew of Ceil Schwalbach and second cousin to Jodi Curtis. Baby Gavin is in need of multiple kidney transplants.
Donâ€™t miss this cabaret-style event planned for November 18th and 19th, Saturday and Sunday, from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Latte CafÃ©, located at 13780 W. Greenfield Avenue in Brookfield. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted in honor of Gavin. Additionally, From Hair On will donate $5.00 from every client service provided in the salon on Saturday, November 18th.
Anyone interested in performing in this talent show will be required to audition his or her talent prior to the event. Please contact the sponsors at email@example.com or call 262.789-5262. Appointments must be scheduled by Monday, November 13th.
Gavin is the focus of this fundraising campaign because transplants are expensive! Furthermore, hospitals require that a patient be able to show proof of payment BEFORE they can be placed on a transplant waiting list.
Like most other transplant patients, Gavin has private insurance to cover some of his medical expenses, but many patients reach their lifetime maximum benefits when they are still very young. Why? Because typical insurance plans pay only 80% of the â€œnormal and customaryâ€ expenses incurred for a procedure. That means that if a transplant costs $300,000, the patient will likely be responsible for a $60,000 deductible PLUS other related expenses such as temporary housing while the patient is hospitalized, transportation for pre- and post-transplant care, medications, etc. The lifetime total can easily exceed $1,000.000.
When you have a sick child, your insurance coverage is the last thing you need to worry about. In order to help Gavinâ€™s family with costs not covered by insurance, family and friends have joined with the Childrenâ€™s Organ Transplant Association to raise $100,000.
The Childrenâ€™s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national, nonprofit 501© 3 charity dedicated to helping families raise funds for transplant-related expenses. Your contribution, therefore, is 100% tax deductible.
For more information about the talent show, or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, please contact Ceil Schwalbach at 262.789.5282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.