Rich was born and raised in Crawfordsville, IN and retired as a City of Crawfordsville Firefighter after 25 years of service. Rich was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in September of 2021 and is in immediate need of a life-saving Bone Marrow Transplant. Rich has been on multiple Oral Chemotherapies since diagnosis that has caused intolerable side effects and suboptimal responses to the cancer. A benefit is being organized by Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel Band and the Crawfordsville Eagles Aerie #1005 on July 29th, 2023 from 5-10pm at the Crawfordsville Eagles Located at 920 E South Blvd. Crawfordsville, IN. All proceeds from the benefit will assist Rich with medical expenses that are not covered by insurance. His Oncologists are currently searching for a donor through Be the Match registry. Friends or Family who would like to sign up to donate for Be The Match will be able to join the registry at the benefit.