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Please join us for the 2nd annual JVS Car Show Saturday, June 1st! Last year we had over 75 participants, and we are excited to have the room this year for over 150 cars! This year we will be located in the Ace Hardware parking lot, near Jamestown Oven and Grill- in Jamestown NC.
All classic cars, jeeps, motorcycles, and muscle cars welcome! Entry fee is only $5 per car- and all entry fees go directly toward our cause.
All funds raised will go directly to Jason Spangler's kidney transplant fund, through National Foundation for Transplants; a nonprofit organization that assists transplant patients to raise money to help with expenses that insurance does not cover.
Jason (35) only has one kidney, which has been slowing declining in function since age 5. Even with a good diet and close medical attention, a kidney transplant is inevitable. He follows a strict renal diet, and has been on the transplant list almost 4 years. Jason’s kidney function is currently at 12% and we are actively searching for a donor. Jason's full story-
Please share this event with any friends, car clubs, and family- spread the word! Cars & motorcycles, please join us by 10:30 to get your spot- we will be setting up as early as 10 am. All participants will be entered into a raffle, with prizes drawn only for those showing a car/motorcycle.
Open for Everyone: We will have a 50/50 raffle, as well as a separate raffle with lots of great prizes (gift certificates, gas cards, etc).
Food and band onsite as well- lots of fun for the whole family! Please join us!
Hosted by: George, Linda, & Melissa Spangler
Car show in honor of local transplant patient
Car show in honor of local transplant patient
Jason Spangler, of Jamestown, has been awaiting a kidney transplant for more than four years, and he’s hopeful a donor match will be found soon.
When Jason was just 5 years old, a biking accident led to the discovery of his kidney issues. Testing after the accident revealed that he only had one kidney. Before he was even 10 years old, Jason and his family learned a kidney transplant would likely be in his future.
Now 36, Spangler feels very fortunate that proper diet and exercise have extended the life of his kidney, and he has not needed the surgery until now. His only kidney currently functions at just 15 percent, and doctors have said a kidney transplant is critical to his survival.
The average kidney transplant costs approximately $250,000. And that’s only the beginning. Although his health insurance will cover a portion of the transplant costs, he still faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications, which are very costly.
To overcome these financial challenges, Spangler and his family turned to the National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) for assistance. NFT is a nonprofit organization that helps transplant patients raise funds to pay for transplant-related expenses.
“My heart goes out to Jason and his family,” said Claire Prince, NFT fundraising consultant. “I know he’d like nothing more than to spend more quality time with his loved ones, and at NFT, we want to help the Spanglers raise the funds they need for his treatment and care.” To help offset his expenses, volunteers are holding the 2nd Annual Car Show Benefit in Spangler’s honor. The event will be held Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ACE Hardware/Jamestown Oven & Grill parking lot, 705 W. Main St. in Jamestown.
To enter a car, the fee is $5. It’s free for the public to attend, but donations are encouraged and appreciated. Food will be available for purchase from Jamestown Oven & Grill and Dolci Bella Bakery, with a portion of the proceeds going to NFT in Spangler’s honor.
The event will also include raffle prizes and live music.
For more information, please contact Melissa Spangler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-406-9111.
Event sponsors include: Potent Potables, Tex & Shirley's Restaurant, The Shine Shop, Band FaceFirst, Piedmont Triad Insurance, McDonalds of High Point, Best Family, Applied Copier Concepts, Jamestown Rotary Club and Bradleigh Productions.
To make a donation in honor of Spangler, please mail a tax-deductible gift to the NFT North Carolina Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave., Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write “in honor of Jason Spangler” in the memo line. Secure donations also can be made online at www.transplants.org. Donors should select Find an NFT Patient to locate Spangler.
Ashe Gardens presents an Alzheimer’s Support Group on the third Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The schedule of topics is as follows: • January 28: Alzheimer Basics • February 18: Memory Check-ups • March 18: Hospital Care • April 15: Progression of Alzheimer’s • May 20: Financial and Legal Planning • June 17: Stress Management • July 15: Resources • August 19: Latest Research • September 16: Alzheimer’s and similar diseases • October 21: Celebrating the holidays • November 18: Travel tips • December 16: Caregiver Tips The Alzheimer’s Support Group meetings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the Alzheimer’s Support Group at Ashe Gardens, please contact Activity Director Courtney Colon at (910) 259-8070, via email at email@example.com or visit us on Facebook.