It’s about giving back – and Spirits Music Hall is proud to host a benefit concert for Ramona Krempel, a brave Johnstown local battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer and mother to our bartender, Matthew. The event is aimed at raising funds to help her cover the expenses of her cancer treatments and living with treatment, which are incredibly expensive. As a business that is passionate about giving back to the community, we are excited to offer an opportunity for people to come together and support a worthy cause while having an amazing time celebrating life!
In addition to the great cause, we have an incredible lineup of entertainment for the benefit. Funkiphino, a large and extremely talented band fronted by 2022 favorite-band-front-man Cris Fischer. Complete with a a full band and brass section, they’re a huge hit everywhere they play around Colorado, and cover hits of our generations. With them, Audible Clique, a groovin’ rock cover band which includes another 2022 winning favorite-band-member and local legend in giving back, Tim Elliott, will also be playing. This will be a day filled with great music, amazing prizes, and an opportunity to come together and support Ramona Krempel. Don’t miss out on this incredible event!
Who is Ramona Krempel?
Ramona Krempel is a loving mother and grandmother who has touched many lives with her caring and kind-hearted personality. She was born and raised in Stockton, California, before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada, where she met and married her husband of 36 years. Ramona spent most of her career working as an LPN in geriatrics, bringing comfort and care to many elderly patients. She has always been a pillar of strength for her family and friends, and her contagious laughter and positive outlook on life have brought joy to those around her.
However, Ramona’s life took a drastic turn in 2016 when she was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy to remove the cancer and faced the disease with courage and optimism. Unfortunately, in November of 2022, she received the heartbreaking news that the cancer had returned and spread throughout her body, with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Despite this diagnosis, Ramona remains a fighter and a beacon of hope for all those around her.
Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer is a cancer that has spread from the breast to other parts of the body, such as the bones, lungs, liver, or brain. It is considered the most advanced stage of breast cancer and is currently not curable, although treatment options are available to help manage the cancer and improve quality of life. These are the treatments that are crucial to helping Ramona spend quality time with her family.
Support over the wire
For those who are unable to attend the benefit in person, there’s still an option to donate directly to Ramona through the event ticket links. These tickets are “name your price” and while they are not required, they are encouraged to support Ramona.
If you are able to join us and still want to donate a monetary donation to Ramona directly, simply show your donation ticket to Jenn Ozzy for perks and prize tickets at the show! You can also show support simply by sharing the event with the community, perhaps visiting the Facebook event and sharing with your friends. We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to show their support for Ramona and help her in her fight against cancer.
Giving Back, supporting local
At Spirits Music Hall, we believe that it’s not just about paying our rent, but also about making a positive impact in our community. We are grateful for the support of the local community and are committed to giving back local in any way we can. The benefit concert series that we keep throughout the year, hosting several benefits per year and raising tens of thousands of dollars, most of which stays local, is a testament to our commitment to helping important causes that matter to us all.
Join us on Sunday, March 12, for a day of celebration, as we honor an incredible woman and raise funds for her cancer treatment. The event is open to all, and we encourage everyone to participate in any way they can. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who need our support.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to give back to the local community and enjoy some great music at the same time!
More about Breast Cancer and how to learn & do more
There are ongoing efforts by medical researchers, scientists, and organizations to find a cure for breast cancer. This includes developing new treatments and therapies, as well as investing in research to better understand the causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it. Some organizations, like Spirits Music Hall, also focus on providing support and resources for those affected by breast cancer, including access to treatment, financial assistance, and emotional support. There are also various other fundraising events, such as walks and runs, that support breast cancer research and awareness. Giving back to your community can be as simple as learning more about cancer and how you can help raise awareness for a cure.
To learn more about Breast Cancer, including awareness and prevention resources, check out these sites:
- The National Breast Cancer Foundation (https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/) provides information about breast cancer detection, treatment, and support resources.
- The American Cancer Society (https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer.html) offers information about breast cancer risk factors, early detection, treatment, and support.
- Breastcancer.org (https://www.breastcancer.org/) is a nonprofit organization that provides information and support to people affected by breast cancer, including information on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/index.htm) provides information on breast cancer screening, prevention, and research.
- Susan G. Komen (https://ww5.komen.org/) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for breast cancer research, community health, and public policy initiatives. They also provide resources for breast cancer education and support.
— See you at the benefit!