Kent State Trumbull and Rock4Reason Host Benefit for Local Fourth Grader

Kent State Trumbull and Rock4Reason Host Benefit for Local Fourth Grader

On Friday, Feb. 10, Kent State University at Trumbull, its Jurisprudence Organization (composed of students with a collective interest in criminal justice), and Rock4Reason are hosting a benefit silent raffle auction and pasta dinner for Celeste Rodgers and her son Jaden.

Rodgers, a Kent State Trumbull student and active member of the Jurisprudence Organization, was recently told that her ten-year-old son, Jaden, has terminal Glioblastoma Multiforme, an aggressive type of brain cancer. Jaden is a fourth grade student at John F. Kennedy Catholic School.

“We all love Celeste and Jaden is the smartest sweetest kid,” said Abby Krafcik, Kent State Trumbull student and president of the Jurisprudence Organization. “She gives so much time and energy to this community. We hope that we are able to give back.”

Proceeds from this special event will go to medical and living expenses for the family during this difficult time. The benefit will be held 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the Student Union and Lower Commons at Kent State University at Trumbull’s Classroom/Administration Building which is located at 4314 Mahoning Ave. N.W. in Warren. Tickets for the pasta dinner, prepared by Sam’s Pizza in Newton Falls, can be purchased at the event for $6. Music and entertainment will be provided by DJ, Frank Lindsay. Lindsay is Manager, Information Technology at Kent State University at Trumbull and co-founder of Rock4Reason.

Rock4Reason is a local non-profit that is dedicated to provide financial and therapeutic support through the power of music to families impacted by cancer and to community agencies providing care for cancer and/or terminally ill patients.

For anyone who cannot attend the event, but wishes to give, visit Jaden’s GoFundMe page,

For additional event information, contact Abby Krafcik at




POSTED: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 05:03 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2022 08:41 PM