*This blog post was written by the Kimmel Cancer Center's development specialist, Allison Rich.
On October 10, 2015, rock and roll legend Paul Rodgers, the driving force of Bad Company, Free and the Firm performed at the Modell Center for the Performing Arts at the Lyric in Baltimore, Maryland. Not your typical concert, this performance places Paul Rodgers within an assemblage of artists, including such infamous names as Santana, the Doobie Brothers, Derek Trucks and Journey, who have joined Paul Reed Smith Guitars in supporting cancer patients and their families as they strive to live well in the midst of this difficult disease.
Over the past 16 years, the annual PRS One Night, One Show, One Cause benefit concert has raised significant funds for the Living with Cancer Resource Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, which offers supportive, no-cost programming and education to cancer patients and their families as they undertake the most arduous chapter of their lives. By partnering with this critically important program, artists like Paul Rodgers and Paul Reed Smith are bringing much-needed attention to the fact that cancer medicine isn’t solely about our quest for a cure – it is also about pursuing and delivering the best possible treatments while never losing sight of the person in each patient. It is about providing the most cutting-edge care to all of the facets of a patient’s life and the lives of their loved ones, addressing their inevitable concerns about topics like finances, nutrition, palliative care, and caretaker wellness while also doing all that we can to defeat their disease.
A cancer diagnosis affects every part of a person’s life. Thanks to the support of PRS Guitars and some of the top names in the music industry, we can provide our patients with the tools they need to not only manage the changes brought about by a cancer diagnosis, but to live well throughout the course of their journey.
Learn more about the Living with Cancer Resource Program