Ralston & Cindy Bowles Benefit

$15,375 of $15k goal

Raised by 157 people in 2 months
Thomas Patton
on behalf of Ralston Bowles
Ralston's wife Cindy was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer late last year. Ralston has become her caretaker during her battle with cancer. They need help with medical and everyday expenses during this difficult time.

Highlights from the March 19 Benefit Concert

They call Ralston Bowles "Mr Tuesday Night" because he founded the popular Tuesday Evening Music Club at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Ralston typically puts other people's interests ahead of his own. He has demonstrated this tendency at countless musical events when he shares the stage with and tirelessly sells CD's for other musicians.

Here is a video of him performing his song Fragile

Ralston is a local singer/songwriter who has published multiple CD's. You can learn more about Ralston and his music by following the links below:

Ralston on mLive



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Update 7
Posted by Ralston Bowles
1 month ago
Thank you everyone
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Update 6
Posted by Ralston Bowles
1 month ago
Thank you Emily Richett Hughes for your valued assistance in navigating the media web and otherwise.

Thank you WLAV Michele McCormick, Tony Gates, Stephen Aldrich, Rob Brandt, and any I am sleepfoggingly forgetting for your continued support and encouragement. The Original LIVE and LOCAL

WJRW's Dave Jaconette for his help with John Sinkevics's Local Spins radio show.

WYCE for their volunteers and staff who continue to bring Local to Life.

Thank you one and all - and the
Vision and Muscle to make it happen Thomas Patton & his wife Laurie, Danny Eckert and his wife, Susan Brasic, Mark Wilson & David Ledbetter.

And Mark Swanson and his buds who sat watch over the guitar and trike tables.

For all who contributed items to bid on Loeks Theaters, Meijer Gardens, Bryan Galloup, TerraTrike/Jeff Jeff Yonker, Dr. John Mulder, Heather Joy Zinn (the cheese lady), Kelly Fleming (Ad-America).
And I confess my mind is having a hard time recalling all the items right now but I as I remember or am reminded I will pass along. I hope you will in your needing services if any of these people or businesses you will provide them with courtesy and care. Thanks again time to rest.

Those who were not able to attend and would like to still contribute off line can do so by contacting

Attn: Ace Marasigan
(Bowles Family Fund)
Old National Bank
161 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Update 5
Posted by Thomas Patton
1 month ago
A GIANT Thank You to all who have donated! We hope to see you tomorrow Sunday March 19th for the sure to be exciting benefit concert at The Intersection in Grand Rapids. Doors open at 3 pm with the first of 10 musical acts starting at 3:30 pm. Ralston wants to thank you personally if possible. Cindy plans to be there as her strength allows. Grace and Peace
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Update 4
Posted by Ralston Bowles
1 month ago
Going through cancer once is enough for any family. And I am so grateful to have had the support I have addressing the financial needs for medical treatment. Never did I think I would be facing this again this time as a caregiver for my wife Cindy. In December she was diagnosed with stage IV metastasized breast cancer. A group of friends decided to organize raising funds to assist in some of the costs not covered by the insurance which could help alleviate the impact of these expenses. I share this here knowing that many of you have participated with us to this point and I wanted to clarify this is an entirely new scenario with which we are faced. I would not expect to impose further on what has been an amazing outpouring of generosity here. I will provide a link however for the information of the event being planned in a coupe of weeks. I do this so should you be able to attend I would offer the invitation that I could thank you in person for what was accomplished for this relief campaign. Without it we would be so much more distressed. I would love to express my personal gratitude if you attend so please seek me out. Thank you for being a part of our lives in this way.

For those wishing to contribute directly to an account Old National Bank has set up a fund you can contact ONB bank representative Mr. Ace Marasigan and mention Bowles Family Fund.


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$15,375 of $15k goal

Raised by 157 people in 2 months
Created February 22, 2017
Thomas Patton  
on behalf of Ralston Bowles
Paul Roese
20 days ago

God bless and best wishes

fred stella
28 days ago

Sorry not to have been able to enjoy the concert. Blessings to you both.

Dan Navarro
1 month ago

Love you both, brother.

Susan Moss
1 month ago

Healing thoughts, purple candle intentions, and much love to you both... ❤❤

Matt Jarrells
1 month ago


Clayton Boothe
1 month ago

Praying for you, Cindy & Ralston. So glad I could come in for the benefit...what a glorious, heart-warming event.

Janice VanEe
1 month ago

Couldnt be at concert but thinking and praying for Cindy and all your Family ❤

Tim Perry
1 month ago

Given on behalf of Don Bratt, Sr.Vice President of Marketing, Lake Michigan Credit Union

Jeffrey Oxford
1 month ago

Sorry I couldn't make it to the benefit today. Sounds like it went great!

Becky Koets-Richard
1 month ago

Sending love from face painting and the whole festival family. ❤

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