Pickin’ On Cancer Fundraiser at The Brewerie at Union Station

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 6:25 AM

Guitar strings are a key element for many artists, helping them create a certain sound to provide the public with different types of music. These strings can still have a purpose after their playing days are over, however, as local nonprofit organization StringsforaCURE repurposes used strings from artists like Jon Bon Jovi and Melissa Etheridge as jewelry to provide financial assistance for cancer patients. On Saturday, Oct. 4, you can see guitar strings both on and off a fret board during Pickin’ on Cancer, the nonprofit’s main yearly fundraiser at The Brewerie at Union Station.

Given the importance music has played in the creation of StringsforaCURE, it should be no surprise that the event promises some high-quality live performances, with local act Silverlight reuniting for one last time to play for the fundraiser. Tickets for the event are $20 and provide opportunities to enjoy the aforementioned musical entertainment, desserts, jewelry, and gift basket raffles – in addition to that good feeling you get when you help out a worthy cause. VIP tickets will be available for $50, an option that treats people to a cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres while the talented Sam Hyman provides some lovely acoustic songs.

All ticket-buyers will also have a chance to win a pendant made with strings donated by Willie Nelson. It’s just another perk at Pickin’ on Cancer, an event that lets you help out in the fight against cancer and celebrate the joys that music provides at the same time. 

5 to 6:30 p.m. for VIP, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 // 123 W. 14th St. // stringsforacure.org.

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