Benefit for Jay Maple |

Benefit for Jay Maple

A benefit will be held Saturday to raise funds for Jay Maple, who is undergoing treatment for glioblasoma, the same brain cancer that Sen. Ted Kennedy has recently been diagnosed with.

Maple was diagnosed on Halloween last year. He had surgery in mid-November, then radiation and chemotherapy.

In March, he traveled with his sister and brother to Brazil for a spiritual treatment by John of God. His is back on chemotherapy and needs to have MRIs every two months so that doctors can monitor this aggressive cancer that frequently returns.

Maple lived in western Nevada County for 34 years. He is active in Twin Cities Church and Little League team, with a 12-year old son, two grown daughters and two grandsons.

The benefit will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at Christian Life Center, 13010 Highway 49, with the two-man play, “FishEyes.”

It is a comedic trip through the Gospels as seen through the eyes of two fishermen. George Rath plays Peter and Gil Mathew plays Andrew.

There will also be a silent auction of donated items and services from local merchants, so come at 6:30 p.m. to view items and get started on the bidding.

Tickets are $10 for the evening and can be purchased at KNCO, Wayside Bookstore, Ernie’s Van & Storage, Briarpatch Co-Op, or at the door.

Donation to Maple’s trust account can be made by mailing checks to Bank of the West, 460 Brunswick Rd., Grass Valley, made out to “FBO Jay Maple.”

For more information, call 265-5545.

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