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Benefit set for injured rocker

SoVaNow.com / May 09, 2013
Halifax’s Marketplace — formerly Farmers Foods — will be the setting for a benefit concert this Saturday for local musician Robyn Robbins, who continues to recuperate from his injuries after falling off the roof of his Mount Laurel home earlier this year.

The concert will take place from 3-10 p.m. Saturday at the Marketplace parking lot. Featured acts will include the Hot Damn! Band, Improbable Cause, Aces and Eights, Romesco (featuring Robbins’ son, Alex, from Richmond), James Lester and Ronald Boyles.

There is no price for admission, but contributions are being sought to help with Robbins’ medical bills. After the fall, he was hospitalized for an extended period at MCV Hospitals in Richmond; he had no health insurance.

$5 raffle tickets for a grand prize of four-person pass to a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race also will be sold at the event. Advance tickets also are available at Riverdale Auto Sales.

Music starts at 4 p.m. Saturday with Ronnie Boyles playing the lead set. James Lester will perform at 5, followed by Romesco (Alex Robbins’ band from Richmond) at 6, the Hot Damn! Band at 7, Improbable Cause at 8, and a grand jam at 9. A couple of special guests may be mixed in along the way, said event organizer Eddie Elliott.

In addition to music, there will be food for sale, with proceeds going to assist the Robbins family.

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Did he not have health insurance by choice or had he recently lost his job that provided it?

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Not by choice .

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I think that it is great that our community can pull together to help those in need. We never know who will be in need next. It could be you or I. These days even having insurance does not cover it. My we wish Robyn the best and thanks to Eddie and helpers for doing this, Peace & Love to all.

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May we wish Robyn the best and thanks to Eddie and helpers for doing this, Peace & Love to all.

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It is my understanding that he did not purchase private insurance or insurance through his business. Please let this be a warning ot us all that, in order to protect our families as well as ourselves, that we need to set aside money for health insurance.


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