Date(s) & Time(s)::
October 9, 2010 at 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Location: Castle Theater, Downtown Bloomington, IL
Castle Theater, Bloomington, IL- October 9th, 2010 – Young adult cancer awareness benefit staring singer songwriter Alexa Wilkinson and Derrick Hart. Every year 70,000 Young Adults are diagnosed with cancer. This year will be the first silent auction and rock concert to raise awareness on this rising issue. It will be held at the beautiful Castle Theater in the cultural District of Downtown Bloomington, on Saturday October 9th. Come see Alexa Wilkinson and Derrick Hart rock out and gain information and resources to be knowledgeable in the fight. The events will begin at 3:00 and will run until 10:00 PM Tickets are $10 a piece and are available online or at the location. Illinois State Alum Jetty Kircher was diagnosed with Gliblostoma Multiforme, brain cancer, her final year of college at the age of 21. Now she has created a website and book to offer hope and resources to newly diagnosed cancer survivors. In order to raise awareness that young adults are affected by cancer everyday an awareness benefit is being held for everyone. During her fight she discovered amazing organizations that are at the forefront of issues that are important to young adults. Being stuck somewhere between pediatric and adult cancer, young adults face issues that are unique to their age and lifestyle. Much like Jetty, when they should be focusing on college or careers, they are facing a fight for their life. Everything changes and many times even doctors are at a loss on how to handle their unique situations. The money raised will go directly to raising awareness and fighting young adult cancer. Jetty has chosen her top four favorite resources for young adults as well as running the new website. These organizations offer programs that are designed with survivors ages 15-40 in mind. I’m Too Young for This!, Planet Cancer/Livestrong, Spirit Jump, and the SAMFund fight everyday to fight this Stupid Cancer. So, get your peek at the newly renovated Castle Theater and rock out while putting cancer in its place!