Doodad Farm is marking their 5th anniversary with an evening of music and fun! Some great local songwriters have been invited to perform short sets beginning at 5pm and then at 8pm Graymatter, the first band to perform at Doodad Farm all those years ago, takes the stage for a 2 hour show! All tips and donations at this free event will benefit Jill Hunter, a wonderful friend and Doodad volunteer who is battling cancer and the overwhelming expenses involved. Come join us that evening, listen to some great live music in this fun outdoor venue. Join us as we celebrate one of our favorite venues and help us to help Jill. Bring your chairs, your coolers, your well-behaved dogs and your kids to this family-friendly event. For more event information, just give a click here!
Jill is an avid lover of all kinds of music, a charter-member/volunteer at Doodad Farm and has shared her smiling face, music-infused joy and consistent willingness to help behind the scenes at that venue. To Graymatter, she’s our friend, she's family, and she's one of our biggest fans. You’ve probably seen her at our gigs, in the audience, right up front, singing and dancing her heart out.
Last November, Jill was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and has been unable to return to her work since. She’s currently on her second series of chemo treatments and is preparing for a bone marrow transplant. Her employers at UNC Horizons Program, have been wonderfully accomodating regarding her medical leave and her coworkers have generously donated their own vacation time allowance so that Jill will be able to keep her position and still receive an income while she was out. However, because of the extended amount of time that’s been required for her treatment, Jill is transitioning to reduced income on disability. Jill is single and lives independently in her home. We want to help cover some of her regular living expenses as well as out-of-pocket medical costs so that she can concentrate on her fight rather than worry about her mounting medical expenses.