Music is the Cure began six years ago when a member of Chad Hoerth’s band was diagnosed with cancer.
“Being in the music community, and all the bands, well what do you do?” Hoerth said. “You put a bunch of bands together, you raise some money.”
Music is the Cure has become an annual event, raising $32,531 over the past six years combined, benefiting an estimated nine to ten families and other local charities.
This year’s event will raise money for three area families, all affected by childhood cancer.
“We found three families that really need our help, three young boys from Manitowoc County,” Hoerth said.
The event will be held at City Limits Bar and Banquet Hall in Manitowoc, with doors opening at 5 p.m, music beginning at 6 p.m, and running through 12:30 a.m.
A $10 donation at the door is recommended.
Several area bands will play the event, most donating their time to the fundraiser.
“The majority of all the bands, they come and do this for free,” Hoerth said. “They donate their time, donate their talent, donate their skills so that we are able to, 100 percent of what we make, we can help out the families and charities.”
Hoerth says he’s kept in contact with several beneficiaries of years past.
“These kids have completely, full remission, and you just watch them, you see them when they’re bald to now they have a full head of hair and they’re doing activities, getting drivers licenses, I mean, it’s a good feeling,” he said.
A good feeling, to give back while doing what they love.
“We just love playing music and just being able to help out families by doing what we love to do, there’s no question, I’d do that every day if I could,” Hoerth said.
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