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Surfer Blood Robbed, Donations for Guitarist Thomas Fekete’s Cancer Treatment Stolen

Thousands of Dollars Lost in Both Gear and Cash

May 26, 2015 Surfer Blood
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Touring the U.S. behind their brand new album 1000 Palms, Surfer Blood found themselves the victims of a robbery when someone broke into their van in Schaumburg, IL, and stole thousands of dollars worth of personal items and gear. As if that wasn’t bad enough the perpetrator or perpetrators also stole every cash donation that had been collected so far in the band’s effort to help pay for the cancer treatment costs of guitarist Thomas Fekete. Fekete was diagnosed with sarcoma earlier this year and the group was attempting to do what they could to help cover the hefty financial expenses. Scroll down below to read the band’s full statement:

“We deeply regret having to inform you this, but our van was broken into today in Schaumburg, Il just outside of Chicago. Not only did we lose thousands of dollars in personal items and show settlements, but we also lost all cash donations we collected for Thomas over the last 8 shows at our merch table. This last detail is perhaps the most heartbreaking of all in that so much positivity and amazing generosity could be ruined by one bad person(s).

Most of our large musical gear was not stolen and the shows will still go on as planned.

There are a few one-of-a kind guitar pedals to please keep an eye out for—not for their specific value, but for the fact that these are unique and recognizable items. If they are found at a pawn shop or private seller, everything else including the more serious items are likely there or somewhere nearby.

Thank you for all of your support. You help us all stay positive in the midst of something so discouraging.”

Despite the band’s loss of funds, you can still help Fekete in his effort of beating sarcoma here.



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