Help Harvey Kick Cancer and Play Again
Join thousands of fans and music lovers worldwide… friends and family… raise monies for Harvey “The Snake” Mandel’s cancer treatment. We can FIGHT this and win with your help! Please visit Harvey’s GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-harvey-mandel-kick-cancer.
Join thousands of fans and music lovers worldwide… friends and family… raise monies for Harvey “The Snake” Mandel’s cancer treatment. We can FIGHT this and win with your help!
Hi. I’m Timm Martin, one of Harvey Mandel’s best friends,
I’ve known Harvey forever; I played bass in his band in the 70s and was his manager throughout his music career. You might have heard I’m raising money to help Harvey Mandel Kick cancer. It’s been a terrible, long fight.
Harvey encountered a series of health problems in 2011 when he noticed unusual swelling following a broken nose. Initially believing that the swelling was a consequence of the break and distracted by personal issues, he put off an in-depth exam until mid-2013, when doctors discovered he was dealing with cancer inside his nose. Doctors removed most of his nose to cut the tumors out. A series of more than 30 reconstructive surgeries followed, and Harvey was pronounced cancer free.
But last year the cancer returned, ruining his nose reconstruction. Harvey has undergone several more surgeries and still faces more. As a result, his finances have been demolished from the original surgeries that kept him from working. And now Covid has kept him from playing, keeping him buried with debt.
With these recent surgeries, his medical debt has risen to $35,000. So, I’m trying to help Harvey raise money. I’m encouraged by the support I’ve already received, but I still need help reaching my fundraising goal of $35,000.
A pioneer of modern electric blues from Chicago, Harvey “The Snake” Mandel is considered by critics to be one of the best. Harvey is known for his innovative approach to playing electric guitar. A professional at twenty, he played with Charlie Musselwhite, Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones and John Mayall before starting a successful solo career. “A hugely influential giant of instrumental rock” and “the best known in pop guitar.” Many of today’s music superstars cite Harvey as a significant influence. I agree with the citations, but we must get Harvey back to playing guitar!
Would you be willing to contribute to Harvey’s fundraiser? A gift of any amount would mean the world to me. It would also mean a lot if you could share this fundraiser link on social media:
The more exposure we get, the faster we will reach our fundraising goal.
I appreciate all of your support! I couldn’t get Harvey back to playing without your help.
Sincerely, Timm Martin