Randolph Beer Sous Chef Assaulted, Fundraiser Planned Tonight
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[Photo: Nico Knuf]Stephen Canon had worked a long night in the kitchen at Randolph Beer on Broome Street. Heading home after the shift in the early morning hours of May 12, the sous chef was reportedly assaulted. Authorities found his severely beaten body beneath the Williamsburg Bridge, unconscious and suffering from traumatic skull fracture. We are told that cops believe the incident was indeed an assault and mugging. The 23-year-old remains in Bellevue Hospital receiving treatment. He is unable to move the right side of his body, but can talk and breathe on his own.
Distraught, friends and loved ones have organized a fundraiser benefit tonight at the Randolph, 343 Broome Street. Details below:
Stephen is currently at Bellevue hospital, unable to feel or move the right side of his body. He is able to talk and breathe on his own, but has speech problems and trouble putting simple thoughts together. We are all hopeful, but there is a chance that Stephen may never be able to walk, work or experience life in the same way again. He is only 23 years old.
Those of you that know Stephen are well aware that he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He’s a thoroughly good person, a hard worker and a loyal friend. While nobody deserves have this kind of tragedy fall upon them, it seems especially unfair when it happens to somebody like Stephen.
To help him through his recovery, we are holding a fundraiser at Randolph Beer on Tuesday, June 4th where we will donate 100% of the proceeds generated to Stephen. This is not a 10% fund raiser or a percentage of profits. We are forwarding EVERY DOLLAR of sales generated on Tuesday night to our friend. That will get us started on helping him address his mounting financials needs, but it will not generate anywhere near the funds he will need over next few months as he works towards the best recovery we can all hope for.
You have to eat on Tuesday and you could probably use a beer too, so please come by for Stephen.
In addition, we’re also going to be raffling some cool stuff:
1) Table at RAO’s (yup, the famous original one in East Harlem)
2) Drinks at The Randolph at Broome
3) Dinner for 2 at Randolph Beer
4) Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
5) New Belgium Fat Tire
6) Earnest Sewn Gift Certificates
7) Witness Co. USA Gift Certificate
8) Hector’s Pets – Rock N’ Roll Gift Pack
Again, ALL proceeds go directly to Stephen.
Tuesday June 4, 2013
343 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013