Rise up for river

Rise Up For River Benefit: A Community Rally for Hope and Healing

Rise Up For River Benefit: A Community Rally for Hope and Healing

Rise up for riverOn Saturday, July 13th, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, the Anna Maria community will come together at The Center on Anna Maria for the Rise Up For River Benefit. This heartfelt event aims to support River and his family in their fight against primary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). The benefit is organized in collaboration with the support of The Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria.

About River and His Battle Against HLH

River, a brave young soul, has been battling HLH, a rare and aggressive immune disorder. HLH affects the body’s ability to fight off infection and can lead to severe inflammation and organ damage. It’s a challenging condition that requires intensive medical treatment and ongoing support.

Despite the challenges, River has shown incredible strength and resilience. His journey has touched the hearts of many in the Anna Maria community and beyond, inspiring an outpouring of love, support, and hope.

Event Details

The Rise Up For River Benefit will be held at The Center on Anna Maria, a central venue that reflects the community’s commitment to coming together in times of need. The address for the event is [Insert Address Here].

This event is not just a fundraiser; it’s a celebration of community spirit and solidarity. It’s a chance for everyone to show their support for River and his family, to raise awareness about HLH, and to make a meaningful impact on their journey.

Event Schedule

Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect during the Rise Up For River Benefit:

  1. Opening Ceremony (3:00 pm): The event will kick off with an opening ceremony featuring heartfelt speeches, music, and a moment of silence dedicated to River and others affected by HLH. It’s a time to reflect, unite, and set the tone for the rest of the afternoon.
  2. Community Art and Craft Fair (3:30 – 5:00 pm): Explore a vibrant showcase of local artisans’ creations. From handmade jewelry to unique artworks, there’s something for everyone. Purchasing items from the fair not only supports talented artists but also contributes directly to the benefit.
  3. Live Music and Performances (5:30 – 7:00 pm): Enjoy the rhythm and melodies of live performances by talented local musicians. Dance performances, uplifting songs, and musical tributes will fill the air, creating a lively and uplifting atmosphere.

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Throughout the event, there will be opportunities to learn more about HLH, its impact on individuals and families, and the ongoing research and treatment efforts. Information booths and displays will be set up to educate attendees and encourage further support.

How You Can Help

Your participation in the Rise Up For River Benefit matters. Here are a few ways you can make a difference:

  1. Donate: Visit the GoFundMe page dedicated to River’s medical expenses and make a direct contribution. Every dollar counts in supporting his ongoing treatment and care.
  2. Spread the Word: Share information about the Rise Up For River Benefit with your friends, family, and social networks. Use the hashtag #RiseUpForRiver to amplify the message and encourage others to join the cause.
  3. Attend the Benefit: Join us at The Center on Anna Maria on July 13th to show your support in person. Your presence will not only uplift River and his family but also strengthen the community’s bond in times of adversity.


The Rise Up For River Benefit is more than an event; it’s a testament to the power of community and compassion. It’s a chance for all of us to come together, rise above challenges, and support one another in times of need.

As we gather on July 13th, let’s remember that every action, whether big or small, makes a difference. Together, we can lift River and his family, raise awareness about HLH, and inspire hope for a brighter future.

Let’s rise up for River, for hope, and for healing. Your support is invaluable, and together, we can make a lasting impact.

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Note: This blog post is a tribute to River and the community’s efforts. Let’s spread the word and make this benefit a resounding success!

For more information and updates about the event, visit the Rise Up For River Benefit Event Page.


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