Can a community gather together and help counteract the effects of a dismal healthcare system? Friday, May 11 from 8 – 10 p.m. at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, St. Petersburg and the Grand Central District is going to give it a shot, hosting a fundraiser for Bill Georgiou, owner of The Burg Bar & Grill.
Why does Bill need a fundraiser? Bill needs a $25,000 operation for a condition called Achalasia that his insurance won’t pay for claiming it’s a pre-existing condition. This story sounds too familiar all across the country these days. But, maybe, just maybe with a caring community gathering together to help out a guy like Bill, a little bit of hope can go a long way.
“Bill and The Burg have been a great giving part of our community; now it’s time the community gives back,” said Kurt Donley, past president of the Grand Central District Association.
How can you take part? Here is Ferg’s official announcement:
Friday May 11th is the SAVE BILL! Fundraiser at Ferg’s. Come join us to help save Bill. He needs an operation and we can help him by drinking and eating…WAIT…we do that anyway… I’m in! $10 gets you access to the party area and a free drink and food!…AND MUSIC. Where are you going to find a deal like that and help someone in need at the same time?…So be there or be square!
Several St. Petersburg artists and businesses have donated items to be raffled and you can enjoy live music from the Hideaway Café’s John Kelly Band.
You also can make donations at the following locations:
- The Craftsman House
- Beaks Old Florida
- Neo Soul
- The Cigar Loft
- Central Art Supply
- Steel City Brewhouse
- Botega Art Gallery
- Art Pool Gallery
- Haslam’s Book Store
- The Hideaway Café
- The Burg Bar & Grill
- Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill
- Zen Glass
- Christian Zvonik Glass