( copied from scottystevenson.com)

Benefit For Wiley and Michelle

Sunday April 6th, 3:00pm to 6:00 at the Creative Alliance, 413 S. Conkling St.

A few weeks ago our good friend Michelle Sanzi Kermes and her husband Wiley found out he has two metastatic tumors on his brain. He is now in the process of taking numerous tests and awaiting biopsy results at Johns Hopkins to define a treatment. This is an extremely stressful time for them and a financial nightmare. He will not be able work, and therefore no income.

Solution: Power in Numbers.

1000 x 20. Our goal, at this time, is to raise $20,000 until he is eligible for disability in five months. One person, $20. Ten people, $20 each, $200. One at a time. All for health, healing, love and support.

Please join us on Sunday April 6, 3 - 6 pm at Creative Alliance, 413 S. Conkling Street for the Benefit Fundraiser. Performances by:

Don Payton and the Wiley Benefit Band, bringing together members of local and national bands based in Baltimore; and

Lorraine L. Whittlesey, composer/performer of classical, American, blues, and gospel.

Other fine performances TBA.

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If you can not attend but would like to send a donation thru the mail, send to

Wiley White

407 Southway

Baltimore, Md. 21218

Ruth Pettus has generously given one of her paintings to be raffled off at the end of the benefit. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the event. You may buy as many as you want. If you can't make it that night but want to buy raffle tickets please do the following 2 things. Mail a check post marked no later than Saturday, April 5th for an amount to reflect how many $5 tickets you want, make it out to:

Wiley White

407 Southway

Baltimore, Md. 21218

and second, email scotty at walking.fossil@verizon.net telling me how many tickets you have reserved, and your phone number so we can let you know it your ticket was the winner.

Anyone wishing to send a message of hope and pray can reach Wiley and Michelle


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Ruth Pettus

painting to be raffled

"Man With Folded Arms" 1995

Water based medium on paper, matted and framed, 22"x 30"