Originally posted December 16, 2020
Life Raft Group Member Lorie Skelton Perry sadly passed away from GIST on November 11, 2020. In honor of her passing, Lorie’s husband, Ben Perry and his family decided to organize a fundraising effort to craft a legacy for her and raise some money in her memory. Ben’s brother Dan and his dad, Dave, own an all-vinyl record store in Lowell, MA, called Vinyl Destination, but for the month of December they have changed the name of the store from Vinyl Destination to Cupcake Records, in honor of Lorie’s amazing ability to bake the best cupcakes you’ve ever tasted.
If you have a chance please visit Cupcake Records and pick up t-shirts for $16, buttons and stickers for $2, coasters for $1 and the magnets for $3. 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Life Raft Group. Latest update – WE SOLD OUT OF COASTERS & STICKERS!
You can visit Cupcake Records (Vinyl Destination) online. Contact Dave to order a T-shirt to support the cause.
UPDATE 2/2021 – This Cupcake Records fundraiser raised $5000!
Dave Perry shared, “In honor of our dear Lorie, we raised $5,000 for the cause. I can imagine how many donations you get and I’m sure that to many that’s comparatively small. But I promise you this—it was fun for us. It gave us meaning to go into the store each weekend, and it let people know who Lorie was and what made her special. And it reminded us constantly of the good within people. And boy, do we need that.”
The LRG is very grateful to Vinyl Destinations for their generous effort
and donation in Lorie’s name!