The guitar was built in memory of a girl who died of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and the deadline to enter the raffle is on May 28 at midnight.

Grand Forks, ND (May 27, 2010) -- Jason Z. Schroeder Guitars donated a custom-built guitar for Team Josie to raffle and give away at the 2010 Relay For Life event in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The guitar, Team Josie Chopper, is valued at $5000. Team Josie was formed in memory of Josie Alise Greenwood, the grand niece of the publisher of Vintage Guitar, Alan Greenwood. Josie died of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2007. The team participates in the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

The raffle tickets for the Team Josie Chopper cost $50 each, and the deadline to enter is Friday, May 28 at midnight. The drawing will take place at the Relay for Life in Grand Forks on June 4. All the proceeds from the raffle will go to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Team Josie.

Specs:
  • Maple body front
  • Black limba body back
  • Silver "Josie" with purple cancer awareness ribbon inlaid on neck
  • Purple-stained top

For more information:
Team Josie Chopper Raffle
Josie's Hope
Jason Z. Schroeder Guitars
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