BRIGHTON – Friends of Lyle Long will be holding a benefit concert and silent auction for him from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Worship Center at Brighton.
Long, an independent guitar instructor at More Music for Brighton, has been diagnosed with multiple chronic life-threatening diseases that require immediate medical attention. Proceeds from the benefit will help with his travel and medical expenses to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Tim Tripp, one of Long’s students, said Long has too much life left in him not to help. He said many of Long’s advanced student’s will be performing at the benefit including Rich Germaine, Beth Vigil, Don Dupree, Ramy Bakke and Carol Ice.
Tripp said donations of $10 are suggested for those who attend and that all proceeds will help and pay for Long’s expenses.
“We just want to make sure that somebody doesn’t have to go into debt to get well, and a lot of people have to do that,” he said.
The silent auction will take place in the center’s hospitality room during the concert. The Worship Center at Brighton is located at 14650 Chambers Road.
Donations are also being accepted at www.giveforward.com/lylelong.