Last night I had the pleasure of attending a truly special event. The event was designed as a fundraiser to benefit a longtime CNN professional video photojournalist and his family. Jerry Thompson a veteran of CNN, had blazed countless trails covering many of our nations past news stories and news events. Jerry, recently diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, has an array of incredible friends who worked hard to make this fundraiser happen.
Titled "Our Friend Jerry Thompson Fundraiser" was held at the way cool Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar near Chinatown in Washington DC. Over 475 people crowded the floor including many top CNN and FOX news anchor men, women and staff. Cuba Libre provided incredible treats and lots of Mojitos! A live band performed throughout the evening and both a silent and live auction also helped bring in the funds!
Schelfe and Associates donated a block of time to the Silent Auction to be auctioned off with all the other items including several week long stays at incredible beach houses, a former STYX guitar signed by the band and many other cool items. The evening was a huge success and as of the count this morning over $75,000 had been raised for Jerry and his family.
If you get a chance please click on the link, there is always time to still help Jerry and his fmaily!
The Jerry Thompson Event at Cuba Libre!
OK, it did get a little crowded!
Tim yucking it up with veteran CNN anchorman Wolf Blitzer.
Tim shaking hands over a drink with anchor John King of CNN.
If you can please reach out and help support Jerry and his family during their time of need. During this Holiday Season, don't we all have so much to be thankful for?
Our Friend Jerry Thompson Fundraiser
Jerry and his Family.
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