Canadian MI Veteran Jim Verwoerd Sets Up Crowdfunding Page to Help with Wife's Cancer Treatment

Jim and GailCanadian MI industry veteran Jim Verwoerd has announced the extremely sad news that his wife, Gail, was recently diagnosed with stage two cancer of the uterus. In an effort to be by her side while she undergoes extensive treatments, Jim has set up a crowdfunding page to help pay for Gail’s treatments and help him take the time necessary to support Gail while she recovers from surgeries.

In Jim’s statement on the Go Fund Me page, he writes:  “The reason we are seeking funding help is because we want to do everything possible to ensure Gail’s best chance of survival and recovery and allow me to be at home as much as possible to aid her post operation .  I am sure many of you have heard of various alternative clinics and treatments to fight cancer but are not covered under the BC Medical System. We are very keen on including alternative treatments as part of Gail’s game plan in this fight and have done enough research to understand and believe we would be negligent to not include these methods. What we are able to do in this regard will depend on how much financial assistance we can raise as it is always pricey . Currently , we have started working with the Integrated Health Clinic in Fort Langley under the care of Dr. Parmar”

You can find out more about the treatments and and make a donation at

Jim Verwoerd has been in the MI business for over 31 years as both a retailer and outside sales rep. After representing Kief Music for 14-and-a-half years, Jim started his own company, JLV Marketing, and now represents Cordoba Music Group (Guild and Cordoba instruments), Korg USA (Blackstar Amps, Ashdown Amps, Spector Basses, HK Pro Audio, and more), EMD Music (Stagg products and Riversong guitars), Schatten Design pickups, and Kurt Mangan Strings. He’s been an avid guitar and bass player for 44 years and currently plays with the smooth jazz/funk outfit Groovedaddy.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also co-hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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