Mike Maguire Benefit: 12/8/2019Digger's Again | Toledo OH
Toledo native and fellow musician Mike Maguire needs our help. In a battle against stage four cancer, and having undergone his second major surgery this year we are organizing a Dec 8, 2019 benefit to assist him and his wife Annette. We hope you attend!
About Mike Maguire
As many are aware, Mike’s battle with Pancreatic Cancer, that began in late 2017 has risen to haunt him once more, only the rules have somewhat changed. The cancer has metastasized, which in short means that the cancer cells have entered his bloodstream. In Mike’s case, this has resulted in lesions now found on his liver.
To date, he has undergone four chemotherapy treatments, each consisting of an extremely aggressive “cocktail” that the doctors have formulated to target the affected area, taking in excess of five hours in one sitting to administer. The side-effects of which are simply heart wrenching, and in a short period of time have had a profound effect on the quality of his life, in which his days consist more or less of continuous vomiting and sleep. It has forced him to limit his availability as a teacher, catering to those with learning disabilities as well as lessen his roll with his band, which to all who know him, is very dear to his heart and has truly been an invaluable source of therapy over the past 18 months. Of course, it goes without saying that he has a long way to go, but there is a plan of attack in place.
Mike has been a staple in the Toledo music scene for more than 30 years, having played with The Edge, Catch 33, Canyon Ridge, Not Even, and has been currently playing with Streetwize the last 8 years. He’s done studio work with Rob Brug, Chuck Stohl, John McAfee, Morgain Elaine, Shaun Crusa, and many many more. He’s been the “go to” fill in guy for many bands over the years as well.
On Sunday, December 8th the Toledo musical community is banding together to give their support. #ToledoBandsTogether
Countdown to the Benefit
Digger’s, Again – 12/8/19
The Mike Maguire Benefit will take place on Sunday, December 8th, 2018 at Digger’s Again on Tremainsville in Toledo. Start time is 1pm and end time is 6pm. During the benefit 8 local Toledo bands and musicians will perform live music (schedule below), two cash raffles will occur, and patrons will be able to bid on all of the items available in the silent auction. Anyone who has purchased a T-shirt can pick it up the day of the benefit, and the drawing for the Reverend guitar raffle will occur at the close of the benefit. We are so thankful for the community support and donations, and we hope to see you on Sunday, December 8th!