Community rallies for local resident Randy Thomas

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There will be a fundraiser for Randy Thomas from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the end of the Green Pier Shore Boat Float.

The former U.S. Navy air crewman has lived on Catalina since 2003. In the past weeks, Thomas has been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer and will be undergoing a series of treatments under the care of the City of Hope.

There will be a fundraiser for Randy Thomas from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the end of the Green Pier Shore Boat Float.

The former U.S. Navy air crewman has lived on Catalina since 2003. In the past weeks, Thomas has been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer and will be undergoing a series of treatments under the care of the City of Hope.

Since 2003,  Thomas has made Catalina Island his home base while working for Avalon Shore Boats, the city of Avalon, United Water and Ocean Rafting. He met Marie “Manette” Roxas Thomas while he was working as a shoreboat captain and Manette continues to provide clerical and sales support to Catalina Adventure Tours. The fundraiser will include a cookout dinner and a chance to win raffle prizes courtesy of community businesses. The community is also invited to a dockside viewing of the P-520—a restored World War II Crash Boat, courtesy of the West Coast CRBA “Crash Boat Association,” as well as the famous yellow semi- submarine, the Nautilus, courtesy of Catalina Adventure Tours, Inc.

To contribute to “Randy’s Fundraiser,” make checks payable to Marie Thomas and mail to: Thomas Family, P.O. Box 92766, Long  Beach, CA 90809. For more information, call (562) 432-8828.

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