Community rallies to help local resident

By Meg Olson

This week a jewel-encrusted toilet will begin its migration around the Point, the beginning of a multi-pronged fundraising effort to help longtime resident Bradley Everett.

Diagnosed with stage four laryngeal cancer, Everett, known to many as the smiling face of Westwind Marine, is pursuing aggressive treatment. Friends and community members are rallying to help him with mounting expenses so he can return to his Point Roberts home to heal.

Modeled after a Relay for Life fundraiser, the “Flush Away Cancer” fundraiser will see the sparkling toilet showing off in local front yards. Toilet recipients can pay $10 to the tank to have it taken away, but for $20 they can choose the next victim and for $30 get toilet insurance, protecting them from a further visit.

Dozens of former and current Point Roberts residents, visitors and businesses are stepping up with donations and a fundraising party at Breakwaters is planned for Saturday, April 7. Expect some big-ticket raffle items, starting with a full year’s moorage from the Point Roberts Marina, as well as the traditional ticket-in-the-can raffle with dozens of baskets, gift certificates and other prizes. Ten-dollar tickets for a burger and a beer are already available at Westwind Marine, Breakwaters and other locations in the community.

A GoFundMe campaign with a goal to raise $100,000 is underway at GoFundMe.com/bradley-everett-medical-fundraiser.

Direct donations to help Bradley in his recovery can be left with Dani Magnusson at Westwind Marine.

  1. He is so easy to love. Sending you all love as well. Greg and Ailish

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  2. #FAAKCANCER.💜💜💜

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  3. Ann Everett Pfister February 9, 2018, 4:03 pm

    A heartfelt thank you to the Pt. Roberts community for rallying around our brother, Brad Everett. His six siblings, spouses, mother and aunt all came to Pt. Roberts in 2016, from Tampa, Nashville, and Minneapolis, to celebrate his 60th birthday and fell in love with the people and community. Words cannot convey how much your support means to our family. With gratitude, Ann Everett Pfister and the rest of Bradley’s family

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  4. This warms my heart and soul that this community has embraced my brother’s fight in this disease. When all six siblings, spouse and Bradley’s 91-year-old Mother Helen and 90-year-old Aunt Renee arrived on the Point, it wasn’t long before we saw how loved Bradley was and that this was truly his home. Thank you for organizing this wonderful event!

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