Coming Together for a Friend

Friends trying to raise money for Dee Moore, who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma.

On Wednesday, a fundraiser for a local woman with lymphoma will be held at . The Friends of Dee Moore have put together to help offer her support in the wake of staggering medical expenses. 

Tim Lee is a close friend of Moore and the event's main organizer. "When I found out that she was sick and trying to do all this stuff through sickness, I decided to do this," Lee said.

Along with help from many members of the community, Lee has put together an event that promises to offer music, art and fun on an otherwise humdrum mid-week November night. The Lone Sharks will perform. The fundraiser will be held from 5 to 11 p.m.

Andrea McCafferty of in Amagansett has helped collect donations of artwork which will be at auction. They include a piece by renowned sculptor Randall Rosenthal and a print by local artist Ken Robbins, a photographer and illustrator of children's books. At last count, there were 15 pieces already donated and the organizers hope to have even more by Wednesday night. 

There will also be a silent auction for goods and services. Monetary donations will also be accepted. If you can't make it, they can be mailed to: Dee N. Moore
PO Box 795, Montauk, 11954.

According to the event's Facebook page, Moore is well-known to the crowd at the having worked there for 20 years. She now works as a gardener in Montauk and at in Amagansett. She lives in East Hampton with her family, Greg and Kim.

"Right now, she's [sic] facing a course of radiation treatments for lymphoma, which will not only be a challenge for her physically and emotionally, but is posing economic hardships as well," the page said.

Despite the battle that Moore faces, Lee said that he wants to keep the spirit of the event as more of a party. It's "for anyone who wants to come out and get a nice piece of art at a reasonable price and listen to the Lone Sharks," Lee said.

He continued, "It's just all the community coming together for a friend."

Timothy Lee November 30, 2011 at 02:08 PM
Well done Louis. Thank you.


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