Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Jimmy Gahan Foundation

The next benefit for the Jimmy Gahan Foundation will be held at Grumpy's Pub on August 15th and 16th. This is an amazing event with a huge silent auction, fantastic music, and delicious food donated by some of Falmouth's most popular restaurants.

There was just a very good article in the Falmouth and Bourne Bulletin full of information about the amazing work the Gahan's have done since they lost their son, Jimmy, in the Station Nightclub Fire. Here's the link: http://www.wickedlocal.com/bourne/news/x765550850/A-promise-kept-Foundation-honors-the-spirit-of-Jimmy-Gahan

"What the foundation is about, says Jimmy’s father, is keeping alive the spirit of a young man who made friendship a core value in his life and encouraged others to do the same. The family’s statement on the foundation’s Web site says it best: “From those terrible days following the Station Nightclub fire in February of 2003, Carol and I made a promise to create something positive, beneficial and lasting.”
Five years later, it’s a promise that’s been kept."

Troy Clarkson, a blogger for the Falmouth Bulletin had this to say in his post on May 21:"When a family is able to rebound from the impacts of a horrific tragedy, it is touching and noteworthy. When that family is able to make a lasting impact on its community as a direct result of that tragedy, it is truly remarkable. Jim Gahan, father of the late Jimmy Gahan, who died in the Station Nightclub fire in Rhode Island in 2003, made an appearance before the selectmen recently to announce a $10,000 donation to the Recreation Department for work on the new athletic fields on Sandwich Road. The Jimmy Gahan Charitable Foundation has now raised and donated over $100,000 to Falmouth students and activities in Jimmy’s name. All of the money raised for the foundation goes directly to its charities. This is truly amazing work. If you are interested in donating or getting involved, contact the foundation at: www.jimmygahan.org."

Many people say that Carol "Ma" Gahan is the heart and soul of Grumpy's. That's a fact I think we can all agree on. Please consider donating an item for the auction and coming down to Grumpy's for an incredible event.


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