On Sunday November 10, Bay Ridge bar The Hideout will be hosting “Cancer Can’t Kill Love,” a fundraiser in memory of Joanne McGoldrick, who died from complications from leukemia on October 9. McGoldrick was mother of Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator reporter Meaghan McGoldrick.
Subsequently, it was Meaghan’s loved ones who came together and decided to show their support. “It was actually the idea of a few of my best friends,” said McGoldrick. “It’s incredible. If I didn’t have the support, I wouldn’t be as strong as I am now. “
Some of the money raised from the event will be go to Meaghan to meet expenses; the remainder will be donated to the ‘Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk’ to a team already formed under Joanne’s name.
The day starts at 2 p.m. with musical performances by local bands August on Sunday, Brian Sears’ Band and ROYGBIV. The nighttime entertainment duties will then go to DJ Danny Dare, and will conclude at 10 p.m. The members of all of the acts know Meaghan well. “They’re all friends of mine,” she said.
Part owner of The Hideout, Christopher Goerz, who’s known the McGoldrick family for years, was more than willing to help, especially since the cause is near to his heart as well.
“They asked us for a place to host it, and I said not a problem. My father died of cancer so anything I can do to help out with cancer, I will. I’ve been through it,” said Goerz, who has been the McGoldricks’ downstairs neighbor for nine years. “She’s a dear friend,” he added.
Band member of August on Sunday Gerard Sullivan also played a pivotal role in making the touching day happen. “We are good friends. We wanted to put a show together and we kept talking to local businesses,” added Sullivan. “It’s going to be a good night. I’ve known Meaghan for a long time. Anything I can do to help.”
The Hideout is located at 8415 Fifth Avenue. There will be a $10 cover charge at the door. Further donations will be accepted and appreciated.