Neil Peart -- The Latest News

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Chromey showing in Aurora, IL, today: Samantha Garcia benefit

For those Rush fans still in the Chicago area who want to see Neil Peart's first drum kit, you can see it at this location.

Amvets Post 103
1194 Jericho Road , Aurora, Illinois 60505

You can also make donations for Samantha Garcia here.

More info:

"Chromey" will be on public display to help benefit Samantha Garcia. "Chromey", is the 1974 chrome Slingerland drum kit that was once owned and used by Neil Peart of Rush from 1974 to 1977, and used on the recordings and tours of the albums Fly By Night ('74), Caress of Steel ('75), 2112 ('76) and All The Worlds A Stage ('77). Come and get your photo taken with this iconic and historic drum kit for a donation.

Samantha is a 17 year-old high school student who was recently involved in a car accident. She was severely injured, hospitalized, and is currently undergoing therapy. Medical bills are expected to be high, and the family is asking for our help.

She suffered severe head trauma and was flown to Loyola in Maywood where she was in critical condition. Samantha has made great progress and is now in rehab at Marian Joy. Samantha's mother, Lisa, has been unable to work as she attends to her daughter during recovery, and the medical bills are expected to be very high and not fully covered by insurance. Samantha will be a senior this year at Kaneland High School where she competes in softball and enjoys running.

There will be food and beverages that can be purchased, a bags tournament (check in: 1pm, tournament at 2pm), live music, a silent auction, raffle, and a DJ. All proceeds go directly to the family for medical bills and daily expenses. There is an account at Castle Bank, in Sugar Grove IL under Samantha Garcias name for all monetary donations. The bank is located at 36 E Galena Blvd, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 - (630) 466-1192.

Donations can also be made here:
Learn more about Samantha by watching this video:
FaceBook Event Page:

Event Location:
Amvets Post 103
1194 Jericho Road , Aurora, Illinois 60505
More about "Chromey" can be found at:


posted by AndyO @ 11:08 AM   0 comments