Help San Juan Islander Bill Ament | Update

The following is an excerpt from the Aments’ GoFundMe website page

Bill and Rita Ament need your help. A benefit will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 11 at the San Juan Community Theatre to raise funds. There will be a silent auction and live music.

As so many know, the Aments have served this community for over 30 years through teaching dance to 2 to 75-year-olds, plus day camps for children, Zumba, and much more.

Bill is experiencing advanced lung cancer. He is currently recovering from radiation treatments while continuing to take immune-boosting supplementation. The radiation may have zapped too much of Bill’s energy because it is quite a struggle right now, however, he could be on the verge of getting better so we are envisioning a celebration dance with Bill and Rita in the middle really kicking up their heels. Your prayers and good wishes do make a difference.

As is so common, between this event and previous health challenges, their income dropped and their savings have been exhausted. They are beautiful people who have contributed joy, love, compassion, and consciousness into the lives of so many over the years. The goal is to raise $40,000 to help with Bill and Rita’s various medical costs, food, mortgage, etc. over the next year and I hope we collect well above that amount to give them a bit of a cushion.

They will also be very grateful for any contribution of relief time, prepared meals, etc.

You know in your hearts that Bill and Rita bless you for who you are.

Inspirational cards can be sent to PO Box 636 Friday Harbor WA, 98250. Visit to donate.