James Morrison Fund

$17,630 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 172 people in 31 months
Our beloved friend, James Morrison, was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer this spring.  For the past few months, he has been quietly fighting it while spending time with and being cared for by his family.  For twelve years, James has also been part of the family at the Evening Star Cafe, where he has tended bar and become a well known and much loved member of our Del Ray community.  To support James, we are inviting members of the community--and fans and friends from all over--to donate funds in support of James.  These funds will be used to help James have a little comfort as he fights the good fight.

We also invite you to join us in person at the Evening Star for an event in his honor.  There will be a party that would make James proud!  Please see the facebook event  https://www.facebook.com/events/652925318203315/?ti=cl
for details.

Although James has lived everywhere from Hawaii to South Carolina, we all got lucky when he decided over a decade ago to make Alexandria his home.  We hope you will join us on the 26th to raise a glass in his honor, but if you can't make it, please consider donating through this site.  James' sister, Kelly Morrison Pop, will be withdrawing and administering the funds raised.  Thank you!
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Sorry for the late notice, but we wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the arrangements for James:

A Memorial Mass for James will be celebrated 12:00 noon, Wednesday October 5, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 800 S. Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23220.

We invite you and the Evening Star Cafe family to attend and join us for a reception following the service in the parish hall. Parking is on Laurel and Main in the VCU parking lot.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/james-morrison-obituary?pid=1000000181653074

We were all saddened and surprised at how little time James had left after the fundraising effort commenced. Just for clarification, the money raised through this site and the money raised at the event is being given entirely to James' family and his sister Kelly is administering the funds. They will use it to cover James' expenses to date and then they will be deciding how the remainder (if there is a remainder) will be donated.

Thank you all again for the generosity and support for James and his family. We hope to see all who can make it in Richmond tomorrow. We will also post any information on additional memorials that may be held locally to honor and remember James.



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Dear Friends,

As most of you know by now, we lost James last night. It’s a cliché, but still true: no matter how much you know and accept that a thing like this is likely to happen, it’s still devastating when it actually does. We want most of all to thank all of you for the outpouring of love and support. While, for obvious reasons, James was not able to attend Monday night’s event, his sister and brother were there. They were able to share the many photos that were taken and to relay to James the messages, stories, and memories they heard that night, and they let us know that it meant a great deal to him at exactly the time that it mattered most.

With your help, between this site and the event, we were able to raise nearly $40,000 for James, and that money will now go to help his family deal with the many expenses that inevitably accompany tragedies like this one. They wanted us to pass along their immense thanks and appreciation, and we want to express the same.

It’s often at the worst of times that we are reminded of the bonds that hold us together and make us stronger, and this was no exception. On our behalf and on behalf of the entire, amazing Evening Star Café family, thank you.

Michael and Catherine Babin
Stephanie Babin
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Thank you so much to everyone who came out tonight to celebrate and support James! It was a wonderful event. We love you, James!
Amazing evening tonight for James!
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We have updated the goal to $15,000 for now since everyone has been so generous! The goal doesn't cap the donations so the site will remain open for donations even if the goal is reached.

Don't forget to come to the Evening Star Cafe tonight to continue to show support for James. The party will kick off at 7pm.

See you then!
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Nancy Comiskey
31 months ago

My sympathy to all the Morrison family.

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Wayne Hulehan
31 months ago

Increase the goal $$

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Wayne Hulehan
31 months ago

Stay strong, James. This can be beaten. The difference between a survivor and a 'VICTIM' is ATTITUDE. GET SOME!! GOAL NEEDS TO BE INCREASED .. Wayne

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Hank Molinengo
31 months ago

James. Stay strong and know that you are in our prayers. Hank and Fran Molinengo

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Carey Wintz Miller
31 months ago

~squeeze~

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Dylan DeFrancisci
31 months ago

James, Very saddened to hear of this news, however Michele and I know you will fight this. We are praying for you. Stay Strong ! Love you buddy. Dylan and Michele DeFrancisci - Weston FL

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Nancy Comiskey
31 months ago

My sympathy to all the Morrison family.

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Wayne Hulehan
31 months ago

Increase the goal $$

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Wayne Hulehan
31 months ago

Stay strong, James. This can be beaten. The difference between a survivor and a 'VICTIM' is ATTITUDE. GET SOME!! GOAL NEEDS TO BE INCREASED .. Wayne

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Hank Molinengo
31 months ago

James. Stay strong and know that you are in our prayers. Hank and Fran Molinengo

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Carey Wintz Miller
31 months ago

~squeeze~

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Dylan DeFrancisci
31 months ago

James, Very saddened to hear of this news, however Michele and I know you will fight this. We are praying for you. Stay Strong ! Love you buddy. Dylan and Michele DeFrancisci - Weston FL

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