Support Ray Kennedy and his family

For: The Family of Ray Kennedy
Organizer: Liz Wolfe
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Ray Kennedy is a husband, father, and friend to many.  He is also a jazz pianist that the New York Times once described as "making music that wore an ear-to-ear grin. It made you want to jump for joy.”  Ray recorded over 100 jazz albums and has played with and inspired top jazz musicians the world over.

Sadly, Ray was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and is no longer able to play.  This fundraiser has been created to support Ray, his wife and their two young daughters, aged 10 and 12.  They face high health care costs not covered by health insurance, and Ray now needs full-time care.

Ray’s wife Eve is caring for Ray, her daughters, and her parents.  Please give generously to this family during this difficult time.  Thank you for your support.


by Liz Wolfe
Memorial services for Ray will be held in St. Louis and New York. The St. Louis service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the Salem Evangelical Free Church, 2490 Pohlman Road in Florissant. The New York service will be at 5 p.m. June 14, 2015 at the Fourth Universalist Society, 160 Central Park West (at 76th Street) in Manhattan.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ray’s honor to his children here on YOUCARING, The Bloomingdale School of Music [] , The MS Society [], or to the charity of your choice.

by Liz Wolfe
Thank you for all of your kind thoughts, prayers, and support. It is with great sadness that we tell you of the passing of our dear husband, father and brilliant musician, Ray Kennedy, who passed away on May 28th.

by Liz Wolfe

by Liz Wolfe
Thank you so much for your support of Ray Kennedy and our family--we are so very grateful! For those of you in the New York City area and are interested: the ukulele dynamo duo Jeanne Martinet and Liz Wolfe will be playing a benefit concert for Ray. The concert will be June 8, starting at 3 PM at The Landmark on the Park, at 76th Street and Central Park West. Tickets are $25. There will be a jam session after the show with other musicians and singers, so bring your instruments and get ready to sing! Wine and light refreshments will be served. You can purchase tickets here:

by Liz Wolfe
Ray has returned to Roosevelt Hospital, but it appears that this stay won't be so long. David, his aide says he is doing well today. 

by Liz Wolfe
Ray is currently in the hospital.  We hope he will be coming home soon!



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