Bagby Beer Co. Event
The Mejia Family Event on January 11th, 2015 was hosted by The Bagby Beer Co in Oceanside, CA. The beneficiary of this event was The Mejia Family from San Diego. Mike Mejia is a firefighter for National City Fire Department. His wife Marin has been diagnosed with Stage 3B anal cancer. The brewery hosted an amazingly successful event that brought together friends, family, and strangers in support of the family. The event sold out at 300 tickets, and included 50 VIP tickets for a special beer and food pairing session with well-respected brewer, Jeff Bagby. The main event included release of a special beer, Marin's IPA, brewed especially for Marin by Jeff. The talented musician Michael Tiernan entertained with a special performance by The San Diego City Firefighters Emerald Society Pipes & Drums. Amazing donations from so many generous people allowed us to raise money through a raffle and silent auction. 100% of the food and drink profits at the event were donated to the fundraiser by The Bagby team.
We proudly presented a check for $15,200 to the Mejia Family after this incredibly successful day!
About the Beneficiary:
This event benefited the Mejia Family. Mike is a firefighter with National City Fire Department. He is married to Marin Mejia and they have a 3 year-old daughter and a newborn. January 20th, 2015 was the due date for their second daughter. During her pregnancy, Marin has been diagnosed with advanced anal cancer, staged as 3B. In November, their baby girl was delivered early via C-section so as to not further delay Marin's cancer treatment. She was given a month to recover then began her treatment of radiation and chemotherapy.
THANK YOU DONORS:
Pixel Creek Photography, San Diego Firehouse Museum, Fire Etc., Grand Pacific Resorts, Andy Stumpf, Belching Beaver Brewery, Smokin' Beaver Brew Shop, Firefighter Turnout Bags, Bing's Sport Fishing, Rebel Rebel Hair Salon, Fire Axe Inc, Bay Park Fish Market, DMAC Fire Shields, Michael Tiernan, Iron Fist Brewery, Justin Beach, Thrivent Financial, Oceanside Firefighters Association, Firefighter Aid, National City Firefighters Association, The Tilted Kilt, Mark Frapnell Photography, The Compass, Coyote Bar & Grill, El Cajon Firefighters Association, Solana Beach Firefighters Association, Taylor Made, Lomas Santa Fe County Club, Brothers Provision, Dream Dinners, PUR Skin, Brigantine, La Jolla Shores Hotel, Barona Casino and Resort, Aviara Resort, The Copper Box, Vista Firefighters Association, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, San Diego City Firefighters Emerald Society, Bagby Beer Co. ...
and all the National City Firefighters and their families for all their effort and support of the event!