Jon Smith has been a huge and valuable part of the Art Department and the sculpture area at UNCG since he was a student here in the early 1990s. He has run the foundry and taught all levels of sculpture since 1998.
Jon was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer just before Christmas 2013. While that kind of news is devastating, there is lots of hope for a full recovery. The battle, though, has been and will be long and exhausting. Jon has already finished an aggressive round of chemotherapy and radiation and faces surgery this spring. He has health insurance, fortunately(!), but he and his family still face thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket medical and related expenses. The Art Department is sponsoring this fund raiser in the hope that we can give back to Jon at least something of what he has given all of us for so many years.
Please help us help Jon so that at least the burden of cost is lifted from his shoulders as he continues to fight his cancer. Every gift is appreciated, and you can also help by spreading the word--please post this to your Facebook page and anywhere else you can. The more people with Art Department connections who see this the better we will do.
On behalf of Jon, his family, and all of us at the Art Department,
Many, many thanks.
Head, UNCG Art Department