JOHN 5 Donates Personal Guitar For Auction In Honor Of The
STILL ROCKIN’ FOR RUBEN LEGACY FUND
SIGNED BY: JOHN 5, ROB ZOMBIE, DUFF MCKAGAN, BILLY IDOL and STEVE JONES
RICK SPRINGFIELD and friends extend the STILL ROCKIN FOR RUBEN T-SHIRT DRIVE
HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 19, 2016) – Guitar monster, JOHN 5, donates his personal gold Squire Fender Telecaster aptly named SON OF GOLDIE, to raise moneys for the Still Rockin’ For Ruben Legacy Fund. This generous donation is in honor of his longtime friend and guitar tech, Ruben Velasco, who passed away from cancer this past May 31, after a two year battle. John 5 had this beautiful signature guitar signed by his friends ROB ZOMBIE, DUFF MCKAGAN, BILLY IDOL and STEVE JONES (Sex Pistols) – View the auction here: https://www.ifonly.com/p/17062 – Only 10 more days to get your bids in!
In addition to this auction, Rick Springfield, with help of friends from the We Love Rock Springfield website, has released a limited time printing of the STILL ROCKIN’ FOR RUBEN shirts from his summer tour run to help raise more for the legacy fund. The shirts are up for sale till September, 30 2016. Springfield started the legacy fund after Ruben’s passing combining his efforts with his 2016 Summer Tour. Buy here: https://goo.gl/ruhRAz
“We are honored to have had Ruben as our supporter all these years, as well as contributing to his legacy with John 5and Rick Springfield,” states Sarah Richards, Vice Chairman of Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary. “With the help of John 5 and Springfield’s generosity, Rubens Aunt, Uncle, cousins and a few best friends, we are going to unveil a wonderful tribute to this man’s life before the end of the year. We are also working with the family and friends to create a forever spay/neuter program in his name. Ruben Velasco is one of a kind and we will miss him dearly.”
About Ruben and his Legacy Fund: Ruben Velasco was not only an amazing guitar technician, he was a great humanitarian and a huge lover of cats. Having three of his own, he would visit the sanctuary as much as he could to spend time with the special needs kitties. Many of these cats have cancer, leukemia, Cerebellar Hypoplasia (cerebral palsy for humans), blind, deaf and other chronic illness that had put them at high risk to be euthanized at the county shelters. Fur & Feather Animals Sanctuary is a No-kill “forever home, forever life” sanctuary. The sanctuary specializes in special needs cats giving them second chances to live up to their full potential, no matter how short or long they have to live. Ruben spent numerous occasions visiting, playing, and helping, giving these handicap cats lots of love and attention. With Rubens passing, John 5, Rick Springfield and the Sanctuary are creating a legacy for Ruben, so his love for cats and music can live on!
For more information about the sanctuary or the artists involved, click on www.furfeather.org, www.facebook.com/furfeather , www.john-5.com, www.rickspringfield.com, www.weloverickspringfield.com , www.facebook.com/rickspringfield, or www.facebook.com/john5official