How Ticketbud Waived Fees & Helped "Bobs 'Pete' Eviction Benefit" Raise Over $15,000

Posted in Discover An Event, Meet the Organizer, Stories on December 20, 2013


After being rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with a brain tumor, the last thing most people would have during such a chaotic time is a sense of humor. Yet amidst the chaos, Bob Hodierne had exactly that. Lovingly naming the plum-sized tumor "Pete", Bob told his friends and family he would be serving "Pete"an eviction notice.

rsz_img_1931"Bob's a fighter," said Lelica Palecco, Bob's cousin-in-law,"and since he named his brain tumor 'Pete' and told us that 'Pete is getting an eviction notice', we have been able to run with his sense of humor for this event." "This event" is "Bob's 'Pete' Eviction Benefit", a fundraiser led by Palecco to raise awareness & money to help Hodierne and his family pay for the mounting medical bills associated with his treatment.

Having hosted a cancer fundraiser in 2011 with Ticketbud, Palecco turned to our Cancer Commitment again to help sell tickets, promote and manage the benefit. "Being that I had done this before with the help of Ticketbud I didn't hesitate to contact [them] again and we sprung into action."

For Palecco, it was crucial to get the event up and raising money as fast as possible. "Ticketbud waived our fee quickly which enabled us to start collecting donations and selling tickets right through the site basically immediately."

From there, Palecco, along with other friends and family, brought together food, drinks, local musicians, comedian Vinnie Brand and a host of giveaways for an incredible evening celebrating "'Pete's' Eviction" that, ultimately "was able to raise $15,000 for Bob! We cannot thank Ticketbud enough for creating an avenue for us to sell tickets for a great cause!

And as for the Bob and his continuing fight to "evict 'Pete'"? "We hope to hold another event for Bob in the upcoming months and we will definitely be using Ticketbud to help us again," said Palecco. "We hope to break our record of $15,000 raised for Bob and continue to help him battle his brain tumor."

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Photos courtesy of Matthew Cooper

3 Responses to “How Ticketbud Waived Fees & Helped "Bobs 'Pete' Eviction Benefit" Raise Over $15,000”

  1. Lisa Hodierne says:

    Ticketbud, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your help.

    Bob, Lisa and Michael Hodierne

  2. Jane says:

    Ms. Palecco you truly have a big heart! Its so nice to see others extending a helping hand so effortlessly as it seems you have done, more times than one, at that! My heart and prayers are with the Hodierne family. The pictures amazingly capture the true warmth and care and support this benefit was made for! Amazing! EVICT PETE!!!

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