Jennings Family Benefit to Take Place Saturday April 27 in Medina NY
Benefit for the family of Albion NY natives and high school sweethearts Erica and Thomas Jennings as Buffalo City Honors teacher Erica Jennings battles rare form of brain cancer.
By: Family of Thom and Erica Jennings
Erica and Thom's story has been featured on WGRZ, WKBW, WIVB, Spectrum News, and The Buffalo News. Erica was diagnosed with Glioblastoma on December 21, 2018 and has since undergone two extensive brain surgeries and is currently undergoing chemo and radiation treatment at Roswell Park in Buffalo.
Erica, whose maiden name is Graham, and Thom both grew up in Albion and graduated from Albion High School, and later attended SUNY Brockport, where they crossed the stage together at graduation. They married in 2015, and have a one year old child named Elle. Erica and Thom's parents still reside in Orleans County.
The benefit runs from 12:00 PM- 8:00 PM and features a massive basket raffle and silent auction. Some of the items donated include signed Buffalo Bills and Sabres memorabilia, signed music items from national artists such as Foreigner, Black Sabbath (with Ozzy Osbourne), Toto, Mountain, Todd Rundgren, The Black Keys and more. A bicycle and other larger items will be raffled throughout the day as well.
A chicken barbeque will be available for pre-sale for just $10, and is being handled by Thom's uncle, Mike Zeliff. Tickets are available online at Jenningsbenefit.org or email email@example.com. There also will be other food items for sale on the day of the event..
The music program features an impressive selection of local and national artists. Bruce Wojick and Jamie Holka are both Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame inductees. In addition to performing with his own band, Wojick is a member of national recording artists Klear, and performs with Strictly Hip, a Tragically Hip tribute band. Holka is a member of Captain Beyond, a popular national act.
The bill also includes one half of the popular Dady Brothers, who will be performing along with his daughter Mara Dady, and Josh Cogovan, a hugely talented singer-songwriter that is very popular in Orleans County, and is a former founding member of Experimental Sandwich. Other artists will be announced soon.
For more information please visit https://www.jenningsbenefit.org/
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