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Rock-a-Thon 2009

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In October of 2005, Jim Rexroad, a Pinellas Park Police Officer, lost a childhood friend to Leukemia. He passed away at the age of 40 leaving behind two children and a wife. Victor Griffin, a deputy with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, is providing support to a family member who is courageously battling the same disease. On October 18, 2006, Victor’s nephew finally lost his battle with this disease at the age of 40. He left behind a wife and three children. In honor of those who are close to them, Jim and Vic are holding a fund raising event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

On March 28th, 2009, there will be a Rock-a-Thon at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant located at 4011 Ulmerton Road in Clearwater. The event will involve people rocking in rocking chairs from 8 in the morning till noon, or from noon till 4:00 PM. Each rocker is asked to bring in pledges for his/her time rocking. There are many ways you can help Vic and Jim in their endeavor.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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