Cape Town DJs are getting together on Friday night to raise funds for one of their own who has been struck with a deadly illness.
DJ Shaun Harry, 39, has stage four colorectal cancer and needs oxygen machines to stay alive.
Shaun was diagnosed in December and the virulant illness has already spread to his lungs and liver.
The popular DJ has been in the industry for 20 years, but has had to hang up his headphones because he is too sick to work.
Shaun and his wife, Vikki, have two daughters aged six and nine and are currently living in Johannesberg, where they started their own events company called The Cape Town Party.
They used to arrange gigs for Cape Town DJs to work in Jozi.
Due to Shaun’s illness and him becoming bedridden, the couple had to let go of their business.
Vikki says Shaun’s needs are costly, but they are receiving help from family and friends.
“Shaun needs permanent care, he also needs a drip, his natural medication and oxygen machines,” she explains.
“He started losing weight and thought it’s the active lifestyle. He went to the doctor for haemorrhoids in November, and they discovered a mass in the rectum. He immediately started treatment.”
DJs Kevin Petersen, Ashton's Parenzee, Garth B, Devdondidit and Luda Ash in collaboration with Shabba’s World are pulling out all the stops to help medical bills.
The fundraiser is happening at The Address tonight and a minimum donation of R50 is requested at the door.