Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer, has had three surgeries and faces significant radiation and medication treatments. The estimated cost for all of this is into six figures and – as sometimes the case with musicians and their families – the Royals have no health insurance.
The benefit runs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Floribbean, 1400 Main Street in Sarasota [Phone (941) 365-2266]. The South County Jazz Club and the Jazz Club of Sarasota are among those spreading the word. The suggested minimum donation for attendees is $20 apiece. The restaurant is also kicking in a percentage of proceeds from its food and beverage sales.
If you can attend and help, I will see you there. If scheduling conflicts or geography are issues, I encourage you to help by writing a check.
Checks should be made out to Michael Royal, and mailed to:
c/o South County Jazz Club
1435 East Venice Ave #104-172
Venice, FL 34292
(Michael Royal photo by Gary F. Humes)