"Raise a Pint" - Help Chris Gerard and his Family

Organized by: Ryan Gerard

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EVENT: A New Way to CrowdRise

EVENT DATE: Jun 23, 2014

THE STORY:

Chris Gerard recently took a hard fall, hard enough to suffer an injury to part of his brain. He is currently recovering and his long-term outlook for a full recovery looks promising. The problem? He doesn't have medical insurance and his bills are going to be huge.

You see, Chris is a small business owner with a young family. After making beer at home for years, the entrepreneurial spirit within rose up a couple years ago and he started a company called Bare Hands Brewery in Granger, Indiana. Since then, he has acquired a devoted following...people like his beer. A lot.

Business has been solid and Chris has been reinvesting all of the profits back into growing it, which is probably why he doesn't have medical insurance yet (his three kids do). This is where we need your help. Our goal is to raise enough money to cover his medical bills; the $60,000 goal by June 23 is a reasonable estimate and time frame, though the bills could be much higher. We know that there are a lot of people out there who know Chris and want to see he and his family succeed. If you're reading this, you are probably one of them. We (Chris's family) are going to do whatever it takes to ensure that happens, one way or another.

We have also set that date, June 23, for our "Raise a Pint for Chris" Benefit Golf Outing at Knollwood Country Club. Please join us for this event which will feature a round of 18 during the day with a dinner and silent auction to follow. Tickets are available for an individual, foursome, or dinner/auction only. Get all of the details by clicking HERE

A bank account has been set up to collect donations, all of which will go directly toward Chris's medical bills. We can't thank you enough for your kindness, thoughts, and prayers. Chris WILL get well again, and he WILL get back to being a kick-ass husband, father, and brewer. Please donate now, tell your friends, and help us reach our goal of $60,000 by June 23!

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To This Fundraiser

$41,558

 

69% Raised of $60,000 Goal

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  • Eric Culby

    $100

  • Justin Bulla

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $108

  • BeerLover

    $25

  • Down to Earth Natural Foods

    $200

  • Mike Markiewicz

    $50

  • Lou Feil

    $100

  • The Ferraro's

    $200

  • Wes Bruce

    $50

  • Jimmy and Nicole Rogers

    $100

  • Anne and Dan Crossen

    $100

  • Mugs 17 & 18

    $20

  • Lisa Grothaus

    $50

  • Walter Grothaus

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Nate and Sarah Troyer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Sue McKinnell

    $50

  • Domenic and Mimi

    $100

  • Jeff Wilhelm

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Keith and Lisa Aumend

    $200

  • Leslie and Ray Kamstra

    $100

  • Jason Mallory

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jaclyn and Steven

    $50

  • Judy Hooten

    $20

  • Penkwitz Family

    $250

  • Donna Jean Wisneski

    $25

  • Tin Man Brewing Co.

    $1,000

  • Matt, Tracy and Grace Brennan

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mike and Nancy Morris

    $100

  • Adam & Torrie DeBeck

    $25

  • Meg McHugh

    $30

  • Hunter's Brewing

    $200

  • Black Sail Brewing Company

    $100

  • Craft Beer Friend

    $10

  • Rosie & Al Gerard

     

  • Bob & Dorothy Gerard

     

  • Cindy Peacock

     

  • Martha Johnson

     

  • Mark Crawford

     

  • Chelsea & Brandon

    $50

  • Rob Carlson

    $50

  • K. Woods

    $10

  • Dickies at Swan Lake Resort

    $25

  • kymm cassel

    $10

  • Tom Carbaugh

    $20

  • Mike and Sherri (Gerard) Jones

    $50

  • The Eckert Family

    $200

  • David & Michelle Wasoski

    $50

  • Rousseau Rodriguez family

    $40

  • Rob Benton

    $25

  • Jess & Chris

    $50

  • John and Kate Walsh

     

  • Jessica Holland

    $20

  • Dolores Kowalik

    $25

  • The Geigers

    $50

  • Jerry Nowak

    $25

  • Debo

    $25

  • Eric & Tonya Hardisty

    $50

  • Chad Monteith

     

  • The Shandley Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • League of Extraordinary Golfers

    $50

  • The Brick

    $3,300

  • Fiddler's Hearth

    $1,548

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • A Friend of David's

    $200

  • The Roose Family

    $30

  • Bare Hands Landscape

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Chris & Brandon Carroll

    $80

  • Olive

    $15

  • Paul Stauffer and Jennifer Shell

    $40

  • Iechyd Da Community Pint Night

    $665

  • Kandis and Daniel Tubb

    $10

  • Elise Miller

    $100

  • Louise Miller

    $50

  • Mo Healy & Shaun Pluta

    $50

  • Julie and Kelton Dickey

    $100

  • Lisa Miller Hall family

    $200

  • Three Pints Brewpub

    $428

  • Greg Carroll

    $20

  • Teresa Goddard

    $50

  • keith g

    $10

  • Focal Point Cabinetry

    $100

  • Ed Kelly

    $50

  • Cindy Thiem & Mike Freismuth

    $50

  • Don Schad

    $200

  • Wenji and Jun Yin Family

    $600

  • Mike & Linda Sarti Cardwell

    $100

  • ClearPath Connections on Behalf of Dave Miller

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $139

  • Your Friends at Chubby Trout

    $650

  • Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild

    $1,000

  • Flo n Grow

    $100

  • b0rdrgrl

    $100

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Organized by:

Ryan Gerard

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The Team: $41,558 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Ryan Gerard

Amount Raised:

$39,533

 

66% Raised of $60,000 Goal

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elizabeth gerard

Amount Raised:

$1,050

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Black Sail Brewing Company

Amount Raised:

$550

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Jason E Morris

Amount Raised:

$200

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Katie Volheim

Amount Raised:

$75

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Aaron Volheim

Amount Raised:

$60

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Gyula Hegyi

Amount Raised:

$60

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Eric Foust

Amount Raised:

$30

Donor Comments

b0rdrgrl

b0rdrgrl

DONATION: $100

Get well soon, Chris! 10 months ago

Flo n Grow

Flo n Grow

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild

Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild

DONATION: $1,000

10 months ago

Your Friends at Chubby Trout

Your Friends at Chubby Trout

DONATION: $650

Cheers to a speedy recovery! 10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $139

10 months ago

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