The United The United Foundation has announced the Johnny Venus Leukemia Fundraiser auction where you can bid on a 2010 Rockstar Uproar drumhead signed by Avenged Sevenfold and more. The auction began March 27th at 9am PT and will run until 9am PT on April 6th. If you would like to donate to the fund directly you can do so here.
The Unite The United Foundation has announced a fundraiser auction for St. Louis native Johnny Venus, drummer for the rapidly up-and-coming indie band Greek Fire and drum tech/stage manager for internationally known rock band Story of the Year.
Upon returning from an amazing and successful Story of the Year/Greek Fire tour of Japan in February, Johnny was diagnosed with leukemia. His disease emerged with virtually no warning. Within hours of a blood test, Johnny was admitted to a hospital where he remains under fantastic care and surrounded by people that love him. Johnny feels supremely lucky to have access to the proper care and treatment this country has to offer. However, like millions of Americans–and most aspiring artists and musicians–he does not currently have health insurance. Needless to say, this is a major hurdle in his fight to beat leukemia.
Johnny’s friends and family report that he is “staying strong and fighting with brilliant positive energy. His band mates, his family, and his girlfriend are by his side doing everything they can to keep his spirits up, but he still needs every ounce of help he can get.”