Daughter teams with artist, musicians to fight father’s cancer
A musical benefit to assist former Truckee resident Lynn Snider is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1, at Northstar-at-Tahoe.
Snider, a 20-year Truckee resident and former Northstar employee who now lives in Reno, has been diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma, a rare form of cancer that attacks the bones and organs of the body. The benefit will help raise the more than $100,000 needed to treat Snider at a holistic center in Mexico.
His daughter Jamie Snider is organizing the benefit.
“A lot of people wanted to help out when they heard, but they weren’t sure how to approach the family,” said Jamie. “At first I just wanted to do this for the support, but realized we could raise money, as well.”
Jamie said her uncle is friends with Stanley Mouse, legendary poster artist from the ’60s who designed art for Bay Area bands such as Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead.
As part of the benefit, Mouse is designing a special poster, several of which will be signed and donated to the bands playing that night. Among the bands participating are Burnt Toast, King Dean, The Brandon Lowery Group, Larry Yates, Saddle Rash, Big Water and The Pastime All Stars.
There will be a raffle with prizes, including weekend getaways, balloon rides, dinners and massages. A silent auction will also be held at the benefit.
“I’m pretty touched by the whole thing,” said Lynn. “I think its pretty wonderful when your children grow up to be so responsible to do something like this.”
Snider is seeking treatment in Mexico as an alternative to the American way of treating cancer. Treatment in Mexico is growing in popularity as many American cancer victims reject traditional drug-heavy treatments in favor of natural healing.
“Conventional medicine as we know it doesn’t have what it takes to treat cancer,” said Lynn. “Alternative medicine is the way to treat cancer. Their outlook on the disease itself is not through surgery or chemicals.”
“They basically detoxify the body,” Jamie said.
Lynn said the treatment he will receive will be herb-based and stimulates the immune system rather than suppressing it.
The cost of such treatment is more than $100,000, Jamie said. She hopes to raise at least $30,000 at the benefit.
“I’m maintaining,” Lynn said of his condition, adding he will try his best to attend the event.
The benefit will be in the Chaparral Room at Northstar beginning at 6 p.m. Northstar is providing the room and food for the event. Dinner will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets for the event cost $20 and may be purchased at Joby’s in Tahoe City, Mountain High Records in South Lake Tahoe, New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee, Atlas Contractors in Reno or by calling 546-0648 or 582-5140. Tickets include barbecue dinner, dancing and a raffle entry.
Donations to the Snider family can be made at SierraWest Bank.
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