On July 2, the Nocturnem Draft Haus in Bangor, Maine will host a first-of-its-kind event, to raise money for pediatric cancer research.
Bookstore owner Gerald Winters was chosen by David, Donna and Sarie Morrell, to help them with a historic Stephen King event.
The Matt Morrell and Natalie Sanchez Pediatric Cancer Research fund—located at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, IA—provides grassroots funding for the Pediatric Oncology Department to aid research for improved treatments and cures of Ewing’s sarcoma and the Sarcoma Family of Tumors, as well as other cancers which may benefit from advanced research of this disease. In 1987, David’s son Matthew died from Ewing’s sarcoma at the age of 15. In 2009, his granddaughter Natalie Sanchez died from same disease at the age of 14.
Through the generosity of the Morrell family, as well as Stephen King who graciously signed his original manuscripts, this auction will offer for the first time in history, eight autographed Stephen King typescripts (including the 1566 pages of IT), two uncorrected proofs, and nearly two dozen more signed, limited editions, first editions, and one creepy horror magazine.
Some of these typescripts have never been seen by people outside of the Morrell family, and Stephen King’s family, and will probably never be available again.
If you love to read or collect the vast works of Stephen King, or David Morrell, or you simply wish to support a great endeavor that survives on the donations of caring individuals such as yourself, this is an event that you do not want to miss.
On the night of the auction, and through this website, donors to the fund will receive a signed first edition of David Morrell’s Fireflies: A Father’s Tale of Love and Loss, about Matt, his illness, the valiant staff at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and grief.
100% of the proceeds will go directly to the fund. If you would like to see which items will be auctioned or get more information, please click HERE.