Convention of Statesmen


Benefit for Alvin Salima

The companies, artists, musicians, authors, and artisans who stepped up and donated to the Silent Auction of my husband's benefit to defray the costs of his upcoming kidney transplant are truly amazing. The slideshow above shares with each of you who they are and what they have done.

Thursday, 28 March 2013
Noah's Reception Center
322 West 11000 South
South Jordan, Utah

Silent Auction -- Dinner -- Show
$100 per Ticket


Alvin is a devoted son, brother, uncle, counselor, and patriarch of the Salima home. As a husband, Alvin is unparalleled, according to his wife, Candace. They have been married for nearly 18 years, and hope to have another 20 at minimum. Unfortunately, Alvin has end stage renal failure (kidney failure) and requires a kidney transplant. He is on three separate lists right now and is anticipated to be at the top of the list somewhere in the next one to six months. Alvin still works fulltime, so he is fully insured. However, there are the expected expenses of our portion of the surgery, take home medications, and aftercare.

Alvin is the favorite uncle of his nephews and nieces. He is an active uncle and relishes the time spent with each of them. Family is everything to Alvin, and even with his health challenges he does his best to spend what time he can with those he loves. Alvin's work experience with at-risk youth spans over 27 years. He has served in many capacities as a supervisor, program manager, facilitator and trainer, but by far his most rewarding work is direct contact with young people as a mentor and counselor. Occasionally, Alvin receives calls and letters from men and women he was able to reach and effect positive change when they were considered troubled youth. Alvin continues his direct work with young people as a treatment counselor for the Juvenile Justice Services Department in the State of Utah.

A Touch of New York Salon & Spa is sponsoring a benefit for Alvin to help raise monies to alleviate the personal cost of the kidney transplant. Go to Alvin's website to see what the Silent Auction items will be and learn more about each of our sponsors.

Copyright 2012. All rights reserved by Candace E. Salima.
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