Daytona Beach Ponce Inlet boat captain fundraiser, Rodney Bennett, Car Wash, Pasta Dinner, Raffle, Central Florida, Orlando, New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange
From Larry Sinclair November 25, 2011.
“Be Inspired: Help a Special Man Beat Cancer”
“With the celebration of Thanksgiving comes a time for all to reflect on those things each of us are “Thankful” for. Larry is thankful for having met and become friends with an extraordinary individual who by his own love of life has brought smiles, laughter and enjoyment to all who have met him. Rodney Bennett is a man who would give the shirt off his back to someone who needed it. His love of the Ocean and making sure people visiting Daytona Beach/Ponce Inlet get the most out of their experience (whether a fishing trip on the Halifax River or the Atlantic, a banana boat ride, or a para-sail) has provided many with memories to last a lifetime.
We here at LarrySinclair.org only recently became aware that Rodney has not been able to bring people the joy and memories he so loved doing. See Rodney has Metastatic Mantel Cell Lymphoma and is currently undergoing some very aggressive Chemotherapy treatment. Because of Rodney’s condition and the chemo, not only has he been unable to Captain he has been unable to work at all. Rodney would never ask anyone for help, he has always been and continues to be the type of person who wants to help everyone else.
Rodney’s current treatment is just the beginning of what he has to deal with, the Chemo is aggressive in order to allow for Rodney to undergo a bone marrow transplant. Rodney has respond to the cancer the same way he has to life. Looking for the good and staying determined to overcome the challenge with smile.
Larry has begun working with people locally in the Daytona Beach area to arrange for a Car Wash, Pasta Dinner, and Raffle fund raisers to raise money for Rodney. While Larry works on getting those events organized we thought we would publish this and ask that anyone who wants to experience the joy from helping someone in need can do so directly. We all know how it feels to help a friend, we also know that the feeling one gets from knowing they helped someone they do not know is joy that cannot be described.
So while Larry works to arrange for events locally to help Rodney pay his bills, we want to encourage each of you to join us and send Rodney whatever you can to help make sure his rent is paid, that he has food, that his phone and electric are paid. We encourage you to give from your heart and experience the joy that comes from helping someone in need not because you know them, but because they need the help.
So anyone wishing to help Rodney can do so by sending your contributions directly to Rodney himself. You can make checks or money orders, Gift Cards, payable to:
and mail them to
5277 S RIDGEWOOD AVE LOT 57
PORT ORANGE FL 32127-5184
NOTE: Any readers in the Central Florida (Orlando, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Ponce Inlet) area who would like to participate in the benefit Car Wash, Raffle & Pasta Dinner can contact Larry@larrysinclair.org.”