Ray Marks, former news director at WGR 550AM and WBEN 930AM and former WIVB, Channel 4 news producer, is battling leukemia. 

A benefit to help Ray with his medical expenses will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 1:00 – 6:00pm at the Newell-Faulkner Post 880 of the American Legion, 2912 Legion Drive in Eden.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children age 10 and under. 

If you can’t attend the benefit but would like to make a donation, please drop it off at the Lake Shore Federal Credit Union at 8766 Erie Road in Angola or send it to PO Box 227, Angola, NY 14006, attn: Friends of Ray Markiewicz/Marks. 

Organizers are also looking for any type of donations of goods or services that could be used as silent auction and special raffle items during the day of the event. 

Ray says he’s humbled by the response of family and friends.  “That’s what’s keeping me going,” Ray said.  “I’m going to beat this.” 

Eileen Buckley will have tickets available for purchase at the BBA holiday luncheon at Chefs on December 17th.  They’ll also be available at the door.   

Eileen also produced a wonderful segment on Ray, which aired on WBFO 88.7FM. 

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