Friday, January 23, 2009
Anna VS Cancer
One of the cutest kids in the world has cancer and her family could use your help.
For the past five years, Zac Ives has been an unwavering supporter of the Memphis music community through his work as the co-owner of the Goner Records label and store.
Now, the Memphis music community is coming out to support him.
A benefit concert -- featuring Harlan T. Bobo, Jack Oblivian & the Tearjerkers and John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives -- will be Jan. 29 at the Hi-Tone Café in Midtown. A related online charity auction begins Monday. Proceeds from the events will go to the Ives family as 4-year-old Anna continues her long fight against cancer.
Last weekend, the Ives family -- Zac, his wife, Amy, and baby son, Aron -- decamped to Boston to allow Anna to get a specialized radiation treatment at the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.
It's just the latest chapter in a two-year roller-coaster fight Anna has waged against cancer. In February 2007, then-2-year-old Anna was diagnosed with a brain tumor on her frontal lobe, close to a major vein. The tumor, 3 centimeters in diameter, was a meningioma, which is generally a benign tumor found in women ages 40 to 70.
To read more of Anna's story go here and here.
Check out the auctions (there's a lot of cool stuff) here and help Anna and her family out.