Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Concert for Cancer

We were delighted to be one of the sponsors for the wonderful fundraising event, “Concert for Cancer.” The organizer, Lex Hidalgo, puts together this concert in his “spare” time, and this year we were honored to participate as the event photographers. This year’s concert featured five local bands: Everything Said, Inglourious, Lexington, Made in America, and Apollo Sol. All awesome!

The beneficiary for this particular concert was Linda’s seven-year-old grandson, James, who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) just two days before Christmas last year, and received his first of many chemotherapy treatments on Christmas Eve. After going through seven months of chemotherapy along with several life-threatening infections, James is finally cancer and infection-free, however, the financial stress took its toll on the family. After a very scary and exhausting year (physically, mentally, and emotionally,) this Christmas will be an especially merry one, indeed!

We are so grateful for people like Lex, who devote their time and efforts to helping others! Here are some pictures from the event: