Friday, March 19, 2010

Benefit dinner for a great cause

A friend of mine, Rob Jordan, drives a customized Scion xD that I featured on Subcompact Culture. He's always been a great guy, and his equally great wife, Shirley, has come along on our Mt. St. Helens runs and other car meets.

Shirley was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma more than a year ago. She has undergone numerous rounds of chemotherapy, but the disease has continued to spread. Doctors at Oregon Heath & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, OR will be performing a stem cell/bone marrow transplant on or around April 13. During this time, Shirley and her husband Rob, will have to relocate from their home in Kelso, WA to Portland for 30–45 days of continuous treatment. Shirley has not been able to work for months, and Rob will have to take time off his job to be with Shirley in Portland. Needless to say, this has put a huge strain on their finances, and having to pay for a place to stay in Portland is nearly impossible.

The group over at is planning a spaghetti feed fundraiser on Sunday, April 11. It will begin at 4:00 pm, and continue until everyone is ready to leave. There will be all-you-can-eat spaghetti, raffles, prizes, and a Wii bowling tournament, as well as drink specials. All of the food is being donated, so any money given for dinner will go straight to Shirley and Rob.

The group will also be selling shots at the bar for the next month, with proceeds going to the Jordans. If you would like to participate, but will not be able to attend, you can paypal a donation to

Be sure to check out the link below for the ScionLife thread regarding the event.

My wife Mercedes and I wish the Jordans the best of luck, and hope the event is a smashing success!

Benefit for Shirley and Rob (
Rob's Scion xD RS 1.0

1 comment:

thunderingpants said...

Thank you for posting this here Andy. We hope to see you and Mercedes at the dinner. It will be our last outing for quite a while.