Matney vs Cancer - FIGHT!

$76,375raised of $50,000 goal

Beneficiary: Robert Matney Organizer: Beth Burns

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Our great friend Robert Matney — a stage actor & linchpin of Austin's theatre community — is the definition of generosity and kindness. In an unbelievably unfair set of circumstances, Robert, the 37-year-old actor, director, technology designer, and social media sherpa, is facing his third health care battle in almost as many years.

First, Robert battled bladder cancer, recovering with the support and love of his wife, stage and independent film actress Liz Fisher. Last year, he suffered a double pulmonary embolism, coming back literally from the brink of death with the help of remarkable ER docs in Austin. And this year, just days before he was slated to leave for an artist-in-residency with Liz in Russia, he was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. The cancer has spread to his lymph nodes; he is slated to start chemo this summer.

Robert and Liz — still digging out from their most recent mountain of medical bills — need our help to take on this next battle. Let's take the focus off of those staggering bills and living expenses, and let Robert put his attentions where they belong: making his best treatment choices, beating this cancer, getting healthy, and living.  In this fight, with our help, the odds are on MATNEY to win.

The Matney vs Cancer Tent Revival will take place at the Off Center, Wednesday July 17th, 8pm-11pm.  If you are interested in becoming a special sponsor of this event, please contact right away. 

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