Cheers to Chris Devlin over at the Beer Retard for bringing this to my attention the other day. He’s got a great writeup of the event that there isn’t anything to add to it, so I’m going to quote it. But, you should head to his site to check out the sweet pics of Cavy.
This Sunday (4/26), there’s a reason to drink beer that has nothing to do with avoiding the reality of Monday. This time we get shitfaced to help support a friend: Chris Cavanaugh, a manager/bartender at Brouwer’s, was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (Leukemia). He’s already begun treatment and is taking six months off work to recuperate.
News of his illness shocked and saddened all of us. Friends and family are helping Chris through the physical and emotional challenges, and he also needs help with the finances. So on Sunday, Brouwer’s will be hosting Kegs For Cavy’s Cancer. Several local breweries (Big Time, Elysian, Hale’s, Baron, Schooner Exact, Naked City) and a few from further away (Left Hand, Avery, Victory) have donated 16 kegs, and every dollar from every pint will go directly to Cavy. In addition, there will be live music and a silent auction of cool stuff. The beers will be pouring all day, but things officially get started at 7 pm. The silent auction is at 8 pm and music starts at 9 pm.
I’ve known Cavy for about a year and I consider him a good friend. He’s one of the smartest and most interesting dudes you’ll meet. As a bartender, the man knows his beer and booze, but he also has a crapload of interests from all over the map that he’ll talk about intelligently and passionately. I visited him at the hospital during the first round of treatment, and I’m heartened by his positive attitude and energy. He’s determined to get through this and I know he will.
Please go to Brouwer’s on Sunday and have a few pints for Cavy. If you can’t make it but would like to make a contribution, contact Brouwer’s (206-267-2437). They’ve set up a savings account in Chris’s name at Frontier Bank in Fremont across from PCC. Or go to any Frontier Bank branch, give Cavy’s name, and make a deposit. You don’t need his account number or anything.