Friends and Flossers,
Sean Kerr is the four-year-old nephew of fellow mental_floss blogger Erica and myself. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past Valentine's Day. He is kicking this cancer's ass like it's his job, but the hospital stays, the procedures, the chemotherapy, and everything that comes with it have taken a financial toll on Erica's sister and brother-in-law. To help ease the burden, a bunch of Sean's family and friends are throwing a beef-and-beer on September 18th at the United German-Hungarian Club in Oakford, PA, with all proceeds from the event going directly to Sean's parents.
If you're in the Philadelphia area, we'd love for you to join us. For just $35 (in advance, $40 at the door) we've got all-you-can-eat grub and all-you-can-drink beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. We're also raffling off a ton of cool stuff, including Flyers tickets, signed Eagles gear, cases of local beer, two enormous baskets of cheer, restaurant and museum gift certificates, and even some mental_floss shirts and books.
If you're not close to Philly but still want to do a little something help Sean, we're taking monetary donations at Get Well Sean and really appreciate any little bit you can give.
Erica and I hope to meet some of you on the 18th!