Cabaret at Latte Cafe

Benefit ConcertBrookfield, WI – TALENT SHOW – A wondrous marriage of talents—singers, pianists, poets, photographers, artists, dancers, and musical performers, along with a silent auction is being sponsored by From Hair On and the Latte Café 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.

Don’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 Café, 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 fromhairon@hotmail.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 “normal and customary” 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 Gavin’s family with costs not covered by insurance, family and friends have joined with the Children’s Organ Transplant Association to raise $100,000.

The Children’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 fromhairon@hotmail.com.

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Emslie Pumpkin Farm Collecting Donations

Waukesha, WI – The family-fun Emslie Pumpkin Farm will be collecting donations, throughout October, in honor of Gavin Winslow, the sweet, seven-month-old baby in need of multiple kidney transplants.

Emslie Farm realizes that kidney transplants are expensive, around $200,000 each! They are aware that the first year of follow up for Gavin will cost about $40,000, without including any hospital stays he may have during his first year. Moreover, they know that Gavin will need to be monitored for the rest of his life. They understand that the medications needed to keep Gavin’s new kidney functioning, costs on average, $2,000 per month, and that this cost will incur for his family as long as his kidney continues to function. Since the average kidney transplant lasts only 15-20 years they recognize, that at some point, Gavin will need another transplant.

Because of all these expenses, Emslie Farm, along with Gavin’s family and friends, has joined with the Children’s Organ Transplant Association to raise $100,000.

The Children’s Transplant Association (COTA) is a national, nonprofit 501© 3 charity dedicated to helping families raise funds for transplant-related expenses. Over the past 20 years they have helped more than 1,000 families, in 49 states, in all regions of the United States, raise millions of dollars for their transplant-related expenses. Contributions to COTA, on behalf of Gavin Winslow, are 100% tax-deductible.

In addition to helping Gavin, Emslie’s Farm features hayrides, a corn maze and a small petting zoo. Pumpkins, corn stalks, straw bales, gourds, squash, and many other decorative and delicious Fall Harvest delights will also be for sale. To boot, Mr. Wil Emslie is sawing away to have his haunted barn ready for a touch of Halloween chills and thrills by next weekend.

Emslie’s Farm is located at S1W26417 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI. Please call 262.617.4032 for specific times and dates of all activities. Groups are invited to call as well.

For more information about Emslie’s Farm, or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, please contact Jane Schwalbach, 262.549-6129 or janeschwalbach@yahoo.com