Thus it was a huge shock when the news of Johnny Venus dropped. The band's drummer recently fell ill. The guys recap all that happened recently in a blog post at tumblr where the news broke - Johnny Venus had been diagnosed with leukemia.
The band themselves, DJs at 105.7 The Point and KSHE 95, and fans have united in efforts to help Venus out in any way they can. The Greek Fire have set up a PayPal account for fans looking to make direct donations. For $20, fans can also order a shirt that reads "Fuck Yeah Greek Fire Fuck No Cancer".
Rapper Tef Poe recently said he'd like to see St. Louis more united instead of the divided (sometimes even kind of segregated) way we live and it's really cool to hear about people helping out. LiveNation St. Louis has donated 4'x6' posters in an effort to help out the ailing drummer. Not inches. FEET. Those beastly posters in bus stops. For a $25 donation to help Johnny Venus, you can get one from CD Warehouse (11828 Tesson Ferry, St. Louis MO 63128).
Johnny Venus has a long fight in front of him, but he is not alone in this fight. Do what you can to help out an amazing musician, a local talent, and really... another human being.