(Chelsea Update would like to thank the Szcodronski family’s GoFundMe post and this community for the information in this story.)
On Thursday, Feb. 9, there will be a benefit dinner for Bruce Szcodronski, general manager of the Chelsea Comfort Inn and past president of the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at the Village Conference Center.
“In the fall of 2015, Bruce was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. At that time, he underwent aggressive chemotherapy and radiation as well as extensive surgery to remove his esophagus. The road to recovery has not been easy and, unfortunately, in October we learned that Bruce’s cancer has returned.
He is currently undergoing experimental chemotherapy infusion 24 hours a day as well as radiation therapy 5 days a week. If you know our father, you won’t be surprised that he has continued working full time throughout this entire process.
However, due to the intensity of his treatment he has made the difficult decision to resign from his position at the Chelsea Comfort Inn. Because of his vast medical bills, this will be a huge financial strain on our parents.
Throughout his 13 years as the general manager at the Comfort Inn, Bruce has been actively involved in the Chelsea community. He has volunteered his time at countless community events, been a Chelsea Rotary member for 7 years, and served as the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce president for 3 years before resigning last fall due to his declining health. Given Bruce’s dedication to the City of Chelsea, we are hoping that the community will be willing to give back to him in this challenging time.
We would like to invite you to attend our event that will be held at the Village Conference Center. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a silent auction. $35 per person. Please RSVP by calling 734-433-8000. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door the night of the event.”
If you unable to attend this event, please consider donating https://www.gofundme.com/bruceszcodronski
here – 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to supporting Bruce’s ongoing cancer treatment.
We appreciate anything you can offer and are so grateful for your support.
Kay, Carly, and Jay Szcodronski