KISS Fan Makes a Difference
lingayro on 03/29/2009
Dear Paul, Gene, Tommy, and Eric:
As you all are active in charity work, so are many of your fans. One in particular I’d like to tell you about is Geoff Guthro of Hamilton, Ontario (also known as “the PodKISSt guy”).
Geoff regularly attends KISS expos and other related events, and at this year’s Indy expo he purchased two additional VIP passes and presented them to a father and son who were standing in line waiting to buy tickets. But Geoff’s kind heart didn’t stop there.
Today in Hamilton, a fundraiser was held for a local musician of the group Ronnie and the Rockets who has played in the area for 30 years. This gentleman recently suffered a stroke and a heart attack and is no longer able to play and has lost his livelihood as a result. Local musicians banded together to raffle off items to raise money to help their fellow musician and approached Geoff for a donation. In response, Geoff donated a prized possession: a Paul Stanley autographed guitar which he purchased from Zellers, #445 out of a release of 5000, still unopened in the box. That donation alone raised $2,000.
Those of us who know him weren’t surprised by his selfless act, but we wanted you to know that not only is your Army out there making a difference, but that through Geoff, KISS was present at this event and contributed to making a difference in someone’s life as well.
Thank you, guys, and thank you, Geoff. We’re all so proud of you!
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