CLOVERDALE â€” A cool $275,000 was raised for cancer-related initiatives during Saturdayâ€™s Gone Country benefit concert, according to the brothers who organized it all.
The event is an annual fundraiser staged by twins Chris and Jamie Ruscheinski.
A fundraising goal of $250,000 was set prior to this yearâ€™s concert, which featured Blackjack Billy and other bands.
â€œWith the weather being so iffy, I was afraid we wouldnâ€™t even come close to that number, figuring that attendance would be down,â€ Jamie wrote Monday on the groupâ€™s Facebook page, Twins Cancer Fundraising.
â€œWe raised $275,000. I still canâ€™t believe it.â€
The Ruscheinskis also thanked the many volunteers who help make the event happen.
â€œYou make us look like we do this every day,â€ Jamie wrote.
â€œOur event rides on your energy and you guys bring it every single year.â€