If you happened to be near Skully’s Music Diner in the Short North last Saturday, you might have heard some serious “rocking out.” Wondering what the influx of bass, drums and great singing was? It was none other than the fourth annual Columbus Rocks the Cure organized by the lead-singer of one of the performing bands, Amee BellWanzo. As we mentioned in a previous blog post, Amee is a breast cancer survivor and it was her music that kept her going during treatment.
Amee’s positive attitude helped attract the attention of a few local media outlets that in turn helped to promote the event, including WSYX’s Johnny DiLoretto, the Suburban News Publications and WBNS-10TV who covered the event. DJ Kyle Hoffmeister from CD102.5 was also on hand last Saturday to help keep things going.
The concert raised $1,800 that will support local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs through Komen Columbus, as well as a local organization that will provide wigs for those going through treatment.
Amee is already looking forward to the fifth annual Columbus Rocks the Cure, as well as a Fashion Rocks the Cure event in 2012, and has promised some surprises to come.
Thanks to Amee for organizing and to Black Eyed Betty, Vanity Theft, Spruce Campbells, Black Eyed Betty and Dirty Girls for providing such great music. Breast cancer is affecting more and more young men and women today and Amee is an incredible example of strength, courage and survivor-ship. We appreciate your support!