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Published on December 27th, 2017 | by Newt Rayburn


Fundraiser Thursday, December 28 at Proud Larry’s for Ole Miss Freshman Malcom Gooch, Who Is Fighting Lymphoma

Proud Larry’s in Oxford, Mississippi is hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, December 28, for 18-year-old Ole Miss freshman and Oxford High School graduate, Malcom Gooch.

Gooch was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in October after his family began noticing significant changes in his appetite and weight loss. 

After his diagnosis he had to withdraw from school due to the urgency of his treatment needs. He is currently receiving chemotherapy at St. Jude in Memphis, Tennessee. Both of his parents, Tim Gooch and Lainy Day, are employees at Ole Miss and reside in Oxford.

According to the Family’s GoFundMe page, “St. Jude has been incredible, but the expenses incurred before getting there were great, and many expenses one might not consider in this situation continue to grow.  As you can imagine, this family is experiencing a very difficult season in their lives.”

The vinyl-only disc jockey collective Vinyl Vipers will be the night’s entertainment on December 28. Vinyl Vipers was formed earlier this year by musicians Bradley Gordon and Nate Robbins to raise money for good causes.

To donate to the families GoFundMe page, please visit The Local Voice Ligature

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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in March of 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt Rayburn's alter ego—Neuter Cooter—lead the Mississippi band THE COOTERS to Rocknoll Glory across the USA from 1993-2018. Newt is a family man who also is a publisher, photographer, writer, musician, landlord, and Civil War enthusiast.

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