Michele and Eric Cwiertny wrote -
The Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation is active and ready to hold its first official fundraising event! It's a benefit concert, featuring our good friends, The 88. Proceeds from the concert and silent auction will help the MCMF raise funds to fight the Epstein-Barr Virus and EBV-associated diseases. Come out on Saturday May 7th, 2011. Doors open at 5pm. It's ALL AGES. It's only $20. AND it's gonna be GREAT!
If you would like to help us out by donating a silent auction item, please message us! That would be amazing. Thank you so much!
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From The 88's Event page:
All proceeds from the event will aid the Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation in their efforts to support research for a cure of EBV and EBV - associated diseases.
Time: Saturday, May 7 · 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: The Echo · 1822 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA
5pm doors open
6pm Taylor Locke & The Roughs
7pm The 88
Matt was a fan of The 88 and a dear friend to the band. He passed away at 24, and we are doing everything we can to honor his memory and help raise awareness about EBV. Come out and enjoy an evening of music, and help us raise money for the Foundation in his name.
The mission of the Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation is the cure of EBV and EBV-associated diseases. The charitable and primary purpose of the Foundation is to raise funds to accomplish medical research needed to cure EBV and EBV - associated diseases, with emphasis upon cures for EBV-HLH and NK T-cell lymphoma. A secondary goal of the Foundation is raising public awareness of all EBV-associated diseases and the need to find cures for these rare and terrible diseases.
Thank you so much for your support!