Thursday, 21 October 2010 09:27

Ron’s Casino Night – A Successful Fundraising Event in Support of Ron Guilliams

Ron’s Casino Night, a fundraising event for industry veteran Ron Guilliams, went off without a hitch on September 20. There were 100 in attendance including body shop owners, vendors, insurers and automotive dealerships at the Mozambique Restaurant in Laguna Beach to support one of their own.

Ron Guilliams has spent his entire career in the automotive dealership and collision repair industry. In January of this year Ron was hospitalized due to a debilitating attack on his immune system which was a result of an infection of his pancreas. He was recently been released for home rehabilitation where he has been making miraculous strides in his recovery. Ron’s Recovery website and Ron’s Casino Night were created to help Ron and his wife, Kathy, with these unexpected medical costs.

Cindy Shillito with Completes Plus was part of the 3-person organizing committee which formed back in April.

“As the date got closer many more friends of Ron joined in to help,” said Shillito.

The event included gambling, a silent auction and a live auction including great gifts and vacation trips. The California Autobody Association (CAA) donated some of the auction gifts.

“The biggest surprise of the night was having a special visit by Ron and Kathy; it was great to see our dear friend. Ron is getting better everyday,” said Shillito.

Ron’s Casino Night was able to raise $20,000 according to Shillito; the check was given to Ron the day after the fundraiser at the FIX AUTO National Conference in Laguna Beach.

For more information or to donate to Ron’s Recovery please visit www.ronsrecovery.com.