Hello fellow kind lifers, my name is Katie, and I am writing about a benefit that I am helping put together for my dear friend, Scott Cioffi. Scott was a resident of Wilmington, MA, until a tragic house fire changed everything. Scott lived on the 2nd floor of a house with his black lab/best friend, Truman. Scott and Truman were INSEPARABLE. Scott owned a personal training studio in Wilmington, and also runs local bootcamps. Anywhere that Scott went, Truman went too. One of my favorite memories of working out in Scott's studio was when I would do situps, and Truman greeted me with a kiss everytime I did a sit up. Truman was an amazing dog, and the relationship between Scott and Truman was magical. Tragically, on December 15th, 2010, there was a terrible house fire. Scott and Truman were playing in Scott's room until they both smelt smoke coming from downstairs. Scott went downstairs to figure out what was going on. He opened his neighbor's door to find his neighbor staring at a small fire which had started with a candle. Scott told her he'd help her put it out, but wanted to get Truman out of the house 1st. Unfortunately, a cop working a detail on the street saw the smoke, and ran into the house while Scott was about to get Truman. The cop yanked Scott's arm, and ordered him to get out of the house. Scott was 6 stairs away from letting Truman out. Scott argued with the cop for 30 seconds, when it would have taken 3 seconds to open the door for Truman to let him out. Scott was eventually handcuffed and thrown in the back of the cruiser for trying to save Truman. As Scott watched the fire grow bigger, he screamed out for the cops or firefighters to open the door for Truman. Much to Scott's surprise, no one opened the door for Truman. The fire got out of control, and Scott lost eveything, including his loyal companion. I am running out of characters in this message- so I will post another message after this one..
Scott lost everything he owned in that fire- his wallet, his car keys, journals he had written dating back to childhood, etc. The biggest loss in that fire was Scott's dear friend, Truman.
I am helping put together a benefit for Scott to celebrate the life of Truman, and to help piece Scott's life back together. Unfortunately, Scott did not have renter's insurance, so he is starting from scratch. If you would like to join us in celebrating the life of Truman and helping out Scott, please join us at the Burren in Davis Square on Feb. 19th, 2011. The benefit will be from 12pm-6pm and will include a 50/50 raffle, silent auction for some great prizes including Kesha tickets, glass blowing class, dog walking, $300.00 gift card from a bakery, and much more!! There will be a $10 donation fee at the door, and we have got some of Somerville's BEST musicians who will be playing throughout the benefit. There will also be a slideshow of Truman and Scott's years together <3.
If you have any questions, please email me at TheScottCioffiBenefit@hotmail.com.
Also- if you have anything that you are willing to donate to the silent auction, or if you know anyone who may be willing to donate, please contact me. Every bit of help is great!
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Love and light,
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