If anyone is familiar with Tosco Music Party in Charlotte, NC – please take a look at the email below from its organizer and consider making a donation or attending the event.
From John Tosco:
Dear TMP Friends:
It’s not often that I invite you to participate in a high-quality musical event as deeply important as the one I’m about to describe.
You see, my friends Turner and Tara Simkins have an 8-year-old child, Brennan, that was diagnosed with AML, a form of leukemia, two years ago. After having had a relapse and almost losing hope last fall, Brennan is currently in remission, due to a first-of-its-kind protocol that was funded through innovative-research investment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. He was the first patient in this ground-breaking study that could now save the lives of countless other children.
The trick now is to keep Brennan healthy. He is a fragile little egg. The Simkinses, not wanting to be caught off guard as they were when he relapsed, are being very proactive in investing in new treatments that could potentially help him down the road, and will definitely help others.
That’s where you come in, and thus, my invitation to you. I want to invite you all to a one-of-a-kind benefit concert featuring world-class guitarist Tony McManus (deemed the “Jeff Beck of acoustic guitar”) on August 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Allison Sprock Gallery at 600 Queens Road to benefit Press On, a research fund to help Brennan and another little boy, Patrick, fight pediatric cancer, specifically AML and neuroblastoma. Tickets for the event are $100 per person and $175 per couple, and 100% of the monies raised goes to Press On’s targeted protocols. It’s these protocols that are keeping Brennan, Patrick, and others like them alive.
Tony is flying in from Toronto, donating his time and incredible talent, to make this event not only a rewarding one, but also a musically memorable one. I’ve heard Tony. He’s unbelievable. You’ve got to hear him, too.
Here’s the link to click on, see details, purchase tickets, and print the invitation to spread the word.
If you are unable to attend, please seriously consider making a donation. It would mean so much.
I hope to see you at the concert.