Friday, December 21, 2012

   I just want to keep you all updated on the progress of this benefit fundraiser. So far your donations have been very generous. And we don't want the donations to stop. With eleven days until the new year, please think of David and send a few more dollars. Let's make 2013 the year of recovery.
   There is also another fundraiser going on for David. Terri Cook, the director of Tannen's Magic Camp, Frank Monaco, and Paul Denaro have set up a page for donations as well. You can contribute to the "DO Breathe Easy" Fundraiser at: .
   Please don't forget the benefit show being performed by some of the best magicians, taking place in Worcester, Massachusetts on January 19th. For more information on the show, buying tickets for yourself and family or having your purchased tickets donated to an area family so they can see the show, or even placing an ad or well wishes in the program, please go to:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Donations are still coming in. Thank you.
I had asked for you to send me a photo of you wearing the D.O. wristband and I have received a few. I would like hundreds more. You can send your photo to me at

Here are a lot of the photos so far:


Thanks for sending these in.

Don't forget the David Oliver Benefit Fundraiser show in January. And take a look at the auction ideas up for bid. They are incredible and would make a very nice (after) holiday gift. For more information, read the previous post and go to: or call 203.877.0157

Happy Hanukah and Merry Christmas to everyone.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What can I say... the generosity for David from magicians and friends throughout the world has been tremendous. We, CCMA, thank you as I know David does as well. Please inform all your Facebook friends, magic friends and others to also make a donation for David. It is our pleasure to send you as a gift a DO Magic 4 David Oliver wristband for your continues support.

On another note, there are many other fundraisers planned for David. One big one is a show planned for January 19th in Worcester, Massachusetts. There will a matinee and an evening show at Clark University with some wonderful entertainment. For more information, ticket pricing etc please go to: or call 203.877.0157. We hope to see you there.

I have word of some magic dealers ready to give you discounts on products and services with some or all the money going to David as well. Stay tuned for more...

Thanks again for all your continued support,
Steve Wronker

Sunday, November 18, 2012

This was part of Jeff McBride's Magic & Mystery School's latest newsletter.

"I get by with a little help from my friends." — John Lennon
John Lennon had it right. We all depend on our friends to get along. They are the real magic that can save lives!

A few years back, my entire show was stolen in Boston. My friend and magician David Oliver saved my show! He helped me rebuild my show in just 2 days to meet my show commitments. David is a wonderful magician and an amazing person. Now, David has a serious health challenge from exposure to doves! Yes, he developed a rare lung disease and needs to have both lungs replaced! Here is the positive news... Magicians from all over are helping David raise funds for his condition. 
"When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it." — Edgar Watson Howe
That’s all the news for now. We hope you’ll be giving thanks for your friends over the coming holiday… just as we give thanks for all of you!


Jeff McBride, Tobias Beckwith and all the crew at The Magic & Mystery School

ED: To learn more about the Magic & Mystery School, please visit: McBride's Magic & Mystery School

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Looks who's wearing the famous purple wristbands. These celebrity magicians and many others have helped in this fundraiser. Do you have yours yet? Make your donation today!

Email a photo with you wearing the wristband to swronker(at)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

When it comes to writing words about David, they either have already been written or if you know him, no words can describe him. He is the best.

When we, the CCMA, heard about the medical difficulties our friend and fellow member, David, was having, we as a group knew we had to help. We discussed many ideas at our monthly about how to raise money. One of the ideas we knew we could start right away was to use those silicone wristbands that are so popular as part of a major fundraiser. The wristbands are purple in color as this is David's business color as well as inscribed "DO Magic For David Oliver" The DO is also his initials.

As you can see, we have a "DONATE" button set up through Paypal. You do not have to have a Paypal account to use this donation button. You may use most any credit or debit card. We ask your donation be a minimum of $5. For your donation and as our (CCMA) way of saying thank you, we will send you one of the "DO Magic For David Oliver" wristbands. If you want more than one wristband, we would be happy to send one for each $5 you donated. Example: if you made a $20 donation and want 4 wristbands or if you made a $20 and only want one or two, we will accommodate you. Please let us know how many wristbands you want as you use the Paypal donation link. (there is this link under your donation line "Add special instructions to recipient" Click to open this comment box and let us know if you want more than one wristband).

The paypal donation will be sent to Dan Sclare. He is president of CCMA and a very good friend of David. Dan will then send money directly to David.

If you don't already know, the short version of David's situation is that he is suffering from Hypersensitive Pneumonitis, a rare lung disease he contracted from working with his doves for 30 years. No matter how careful he was cleaning and caring for them, his lungs became damaged. He's on oxygen 24/7, and several medications. After three minor surgeries to diagnose and treat it, David is now in need of having both of his lungs transplanted.  To read about David and his illness, in his own words, please refer to Genii Magazine (August 2011) and to read about his career as a magician read his Wikipedia page

Please bookmark this page and feel free to post this URL on Twitter, Facebook, all other social media sites and your email communications with other magicians and friends.

The Central Connecticut Magicians Association and the many magicians that already generously donated, wish to THANK YOU for your generousity and caring in helping not only a fellow magician, but one of the nicest and most respected persons you would ever want to meet.

David has posted a comment below. Please make sure you read it.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Here are a couple photos of the wristband.