Last night, we were fortunate enough to play the YYC Rocks For Cancer show at Studio 82, sharing the stage with 15 other awesome bands. This was a fantastic event, all proceeds benefit The Alberta Cancer Foundation, for use in providing Albertan’s with the best cancer research, prevention, treatment and care.
I for one was extremely proud and happy to be a part of this. Several months ago, my mother lost a good friend to cancer, and though I didn’t know him very well, the few times I spoke with him had left quite an impact on me. Pete Unsworth would have been extremely proud of the event last night, he was a music man through and through. I remember talking about when he was my age, living in a small apartment, he had an entire room dedicated to his records, stored in old milk crates that filled the room wall to wall, with little aisles to make your way to the thousands of albums. Needless to say, Pete and I would have been best friends had we grown up together. I thought of him a lot last night.
I know that many more of the musicians playing the event were also deeply touched by what it represented and what it meant to play the show, some of them having lost family members to cancer.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support and donate, and to everyone who put it on: The world needs more things like this.
- Love, Ty