A brand new fundraiser was announced last night at Kathie and Randy King’s home. Unlike others in the past, this one is full of puffed-up cheeks. It’s called “Cancer Blows” and will take place on Wednesday, March 4, at the Meyerson, with D’Andra Simmons-Lock and Jeremy Lock chairing the event, and Diane and Hal Brierley doing the honorary co-chair duties.
It will feature “the most famous trumpet players in the world in a special concert and after party.” Such trumpeters will include Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval and Lee Loughnane from the band Chicago.
Briefly here is the back story: The event is the result of Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s principal trumpet Ryan Anthony, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a terminal cancer of the bone marrow. It’s a disease that usually hits folks in their 70’s, not a 40-something with two kids in elementary school. But Ryan did more than just treatments to battle the disease. He and his wife, Niki, came up with the idea of his horn-blowing buddies coming together to raise funds for the Baylor Health Care System Foundation and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
More deets will follow, but mark this one down on the calendar and “well git it!“, so, you don’t blow it.