Run by the ever loveable Donna Pells, she tirelessly promotes gigs and events throughout the Austin area, in a bid to raise money to help others that are suffering from a wide range of cancers. Here’s why Donna does it:
I [Donna] have created a nonprofit organization called Fighting Cancer with Music, and I’m trying to build a bridge to allow bands/musicians to help with the fight against cancer. I have had numerous members of my family fight cancer; some have been successful and some have lost their fight.
What I started to realize is that everyone has a similar story to tell and I decided that it was time for me to see what I could do to help, so I started this foundation to try to help bring financial relief to families who are struggling in their everyday life because a member is fighting cancer. It’s hard enough to have to fight this heinous disease, but to have to have the additional stress of a financial struggle is terrible, and is something that this foundation is trying to help alleviate.
What I have learned through this journey is that not only does the money help these families tremendously, but the positive energy that comes from the hope that this foundation brings helps out more than any of us really understand.
Donna is today promoting a benefit for Jenny Terpenning at:
The Benefit for Jenny Terpenning
Sunday, June 27th, 2010
308 Porter Street
(4th & Porter)
Along with music is a silent auction, My Morning Jacket fans there will be an autographed poster, donated by MMJ. It’s a poster from a previous Austin show.
Also, does anyone have a guitar that they’d like to donate, for the Terpenning Benefit? Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) will donate his autograph, and it’s really be cool if we were able to have him autograph a guitar. So, if you would like to donate a guitar (new or…used), please email Ellie at [email protected] if you can help.
See more information at Jenny Terpenning, June 27th at the Armadillo Hall, in Taylor Texas. Man it looks like it’s going to be a good night. Music by Ginger Leigh, Diggin Up Grandpa, and many more.
Thank you for reading, and have a beautiful day!
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