SEATTLE MUSIC COMMUNITY JOIN FORCES TO HELP A WOMAN WITH TERMINAL BRAIN CANCER --SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (March 23, 2012) --- The Pacific Northwest Music community announces today that tickets will go on sale for the Julie Kathan, “We Care Benefit Concert and Auction… Be a part of rock the love!” Tickets are available on-line for this historic music event and auction at www.ticketmaster.com. Proceeds from the concert and auction – to be held in Tacoma Washington at the Temple Theater, on April 29, 2012 at 4:30PM – will provide support for Julie Kathan in the fight for her life.
About the Concert
Legendary musicians will join together to celebrate Julie’s life and highlight her struggles living with Glioblastoma Multiforme – an aggressive and terminal brain cancer. Spike and The Impalers (Bob Rivers & Spike O'Neill - KJR 95.7 FM), Kaci (Q-13 FOX), Pamela Moore (Queensryche), Randy Piper (W.A.S.P), Heart By Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012 & Original MEN of HEART Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, Michael Derosier, Roger Fisher with Somar Macek on vocals), Sir Mix A-Lot, Rail, Outtasite, Magic Bus, Fabulous Johnsons, Michael Johnson (George Lynch), Jeff Kathan and Lynn Sorensen (Paul Rodgers, Sir Mix-A-Lot), Marino Correia, Caspian Coberly (Young Guitar virtuoso), ARNY Bailey and more TBA.
About the Auction
Legendary musicians donate instruments, services, music lessons, and autographed memorabilia. Established businesses and retail brands in the community donate artwork, jewelry, services, food, gift certificates and much more. Over 100 items will be offered for sale in a public auction.
About Julie Kathan www.juliekathan.org
In early September 2011, Julie Kathan seemed like a typical, healthy 53-year-old woman. But she wasn’t. She was living with Glioblastoma Multiforme – an aggressive and terminal brain cancer. By late September, she was experiencing mental blurriness. After a trip to the emergency room and emergency surgery, a cancerous tumor was revealed. She was given less than a year to live.
Julie has been married to Jeff Kathan for almost 24 years. Together, they have 2 children - Brittni, 23, and Dayna, 21. Julie also helped raise Jeff’s oldest daughter, Brandee, 29.
Just like with so many of us, the past few years have been an extreme financial strain. The Kathans were forced to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy last year. On top of having to cope with the emotional trauma that comes with this prognosis, the Kathan family now faces a financial emergency due to Julie’s astronomical medical bills.
Luckily, the Kathans have an incredible support system of family and friends who would like to help. They have set up this website for donations to offset the cost of Julie’s medical bills. If you would like to help, it’s easy to do. The Kathan family would like everyone to know the support they’ve received is truly touching, and they are forever grateful. Julie is in the fight of her life, but she’s loved by so many. Let’s join together and make her fight a little easier. Thank you!
Full disclosure: Unfortunately because all of the proceeds go to one individual there is no charitable tax deduction. Silent and Live Auction items: Even if you pay above the fair market value there is no charitable deduction.
Temple Theater, Morgan Sound, Digital Dream Development, Kip Toner Benefit Auctions, Greg Kalamar, AVR Production Services, Bryan Olson, Terry Divyak and Bill Cherrington.
MUSIC LEGENDS UNITE FOR JULIE KATHAN
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