Ruth Chaikin cliff

Ruth Chaikin, who has played recorder, mandolin and penny whistle with Kindred Spirits, Orion’s Bow and the Molly Magpies and is a regular fixture at the Sunday afternoon music sessions at the Irish Snug and elsewhere, had surgery for pancreatic cancer on September 10th. A procedure that should have taken 6 hours wound up taking 12 hours and resulted in her being placed into a medically induced coma and intensive care. She is now out of the coma and remains in the intensive care unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Cheryl Ward and some of Ruth’s friends and local Celtic musicians are organizing a silent auction to raise funds to help her expenses. Eron Johnson will host a Halloween Party (costumes encouraged!) in his architectural antiques warehouse at 389 S. Lipan St. in Denver at 7 PM on Saturday October 27 where the silent auction will be held along with a BYOB pot luck and session.
There are many ways you can help: Donate for the silent auctions, i.e. hand-made art work, services, gift certificates, time in a ski-condo, music lessons, anything that you can think of to donate that has value; Attend the party/auction and bid on items; Donate directly with check/cash.
If you would like to help in anyway contact Cheryl at 303-517-5734. Email is

Ruth set a site up on CaringBridge so you can keep up with her and send her your thoughts and prayers.

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