Boise & Garden City

Fundraiser Saturday at PreFunk for Boise bicyclist paralyzed in Foothills collision

Michael Jones suffered life-threatening injuries while riding his bike in the Foothills in June, when he was involved in a head-on crash with a motorcycle.

The 32-year-old is recovering and going through intensive physical therapy. He hopes to get back to work soon.

Supporters have planned a community fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at PreFunk, 1100 W Front St. in Boise. All are welcome to the event, which will feature live music, an auction and a raffle.

Many individuals from the community have contributed items, including handmade bags, quilts, gift certificates and jewelry, according to organizer Sarah Thompson.

Here’s a list of some of the businesses that have contributed to the auction and raffle: Ray J. Gadd Photography, Happy Family, Prana, Boise Valley Chiropractic, Smith, Core Concepts, Snake River Farms, Idaho Mountain Touring, Bighorn Angler, Idaho Cheer, Zip Idaho, Flicks, Idaho River Sports, Serenity Salon, Noreen Shanfelt, Leaf Creations, McU Sports, Treefort, Patagonia, Stein Distributing, LuLu’s Pizza, PreFunk, Fancy Freeze Food Truck, Highlands Hollow, BodyBuilding.com, Bob’s Bicycles, Boise Brewing, Idaho Potato Bowl, Pure Barre, Pedal & Pints, Gretchen LeMay-Nail Design, Shore Lodge, McCall Jewelry Company, Boise Bicycle Project, Willow Creek, Red Lion, Kavu and Kaenon.

For those who can’t make Saturday’s fundraiser but want to contribute, here’s a link to a GoFundMe account set up for the Jones family.

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