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Friends of Fogelberg III

August 21, 2012

 

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The Friends of Fogelberg III Concert held at the Globe News Center for the Performing Arts on July 26, 2012 raised $30,000 to fight prostate cancer with the Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center.

 

After beloved singer-songwriter, Dan Fogelberg, died in 2007 of prostate cancer, local musicians banded together to form Friends of Fogelberg, performing all Fogelberg music at Bi-Annual concerts. The concerts are dedicated to continuing “Dan’s Quest” to defeat prostate cancer.

 

As Dan said, “Early detection” is key to beating this deadly men’s disease.

In keeping with “Dan’s Quest” – Friends of Fogelberg and the Harrington Cancer Center will host a
FREE PSA Blood Test Screening,
along with a FREE Breakfast and FREE Gas Card

Saturday, September 22nd

8:00am to Noon

Harrington Cancer, 1500 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, Texas

For more information: Call (806) 359-4673.

 

Concert photos by Nancy Smith-Blackwell.  Blue Cadillac Photos by Cathleen Tyson

Beilue: Illnesses similiar, but awareness differs

Friends of Fogelberg encourages people to ‘Think Blue, Too’

Joe Ed Coffman was 49 in 2007, the year Dan Fogelberg, one of his musical inspirations, died of prostate cancer. Coffman was entering the prime age that prostate cancer strikes.
He knew a lot about Fogelberg’s music, but not so much about what ended his life at age 56.

“I didn’t even know what a prostate was,” Coffman said. “I never even heard of it. I didn’t know. I think a lot of men are just ignorant to it.”

Since then, Coffman has carried the torch locally for prostate cancer awareness and fundraising. He started Friends of Fogelberg, a grassroots movement that legally became a second-party fundraiser.

Its primary event is a benefit concert where, beginning in 2008, local musicians came together every other year for a message and music. The last two concerts, including one in July, helped raise nearly $30,000 apiece for the Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center for screenings for indigent and uninsured men. Free screenings for any men are scheduled for Sept. 22.

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Cadillac Ranch goes Blue for Prostate Cancer Awareness

Joe Ed Coffman was 49 in 2007, the year Dan Fogelberg, one of his musical inspirations, died of prostate cancer. Coffman was entering the prime age that prostate cancer strikes.

He knew a lot about Fogelberg’s music, but not so much about what ended his life at age 56.

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“I didn’t even know what a prostate was,” Coffman said. “I never even heard of it. I didn’t know. I think a lot of men are just ignorant to it.”

Since then, Coffman has carried the torch locally for prostate cancer awareness and fundraising. He started Friends of Fogelberg, a grassroots movement that legally became a second-party fundraiser.

Its primary event is a benefit concert where, beginning in 2008, local musicians came together every other year for a message and music. The last two concerts, including one in July, helped raise nearly $30,000 apiece for the Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center for screenings for indigent and uninsured men. Free screenings for any men are scheduled for Sept. 22.

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Quest for blue paper raises prostate cancer awareness

By JON MARK BEILUE

jon.beilue@amarillo.com

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“Thank you for increasing awareness of breast cancer with Saturday’s pink paper. Next September — we missed this past month’s prostate awareness month — perhaps you could increase awareness of prostate cancer by printing the paper in a light blue hue, the national symbol for prostate cancer.”

— Gerald H. Holman, Amarillo

Dr. Gerald Holman rested in bed at his Wolflin house last week. Three pillows propped up his head. If he needed Audrey, his wife of nearly 59 years, he lightly tapped the wall behind him.

Spread out on the king-sized bed were an iPhone, an iPad and medications in a small zipped bag. A glass of water was at his side, and he frequently took a long draw from it.

“Thanks for coming,” he said. “Sorry I can’t get up.”

His 83-year-old body, underneath light gold pajamas, was thin and frail. But his voice was strong, his mind alert and his focus was on others, not himself.

“I’ll be dead in a month,” he said almost matter-of-factly. “At the most, three months.”

Holman said he had some goals he likely won’t make. He wants to see who wins the November presidential election. He and Audrey wanted to return to their beloved Sanibel Island in Florida, but he’s too weak for that. He dearly wants to make it to Sept. 25, his 59th wedding anniversary.

Without Audrey, he said, he wouldn’t have made it this far.

But there was a more immediate goal.

“It’s only a few days away,” he said, “and I think I’ll make that.”

It was to see the Amarillo Globe-News printed on light blue paper. Don’t adjust your newspaper. It’s intentional.

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Friends of Fogelberg III to raise money for prostate cancer

Friends of Fogelberg III

Continuing Dan’s Quest to “defeat prostate cancer”

Proceeds to benefit The Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center

July 26, 2012 ~ Thursday
Globe News Center for the Performing Arts

Amarillo TX . 7:30pm

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Performing Dan Fogelberg hits:

Anderson, Flesher & Key
Insufficient Funds
Soulbreakers
Kim Loe
Joe Ed Coffman
Mike Fuller
James Davis
Maggie Scales
Ray Higgs
Bob Hopkins
Madison Jackson
Cathleen Tyson
Irma-Esther Arambula
Bond Jessup
Russell Steadman

Special performance by
Host, Richard G. Kibbey III M.D.

Tickets:
PanhandleTickets.com
Civic Center Box office 806.378-3096
United Supermarkets

Send Donations to:
The Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center
Attn:  Friends of Fogelberg
1500 Wallace Blvd.
Amarillo, TX  79109

An Eurth Injun Music Production

Thank you to Bill Ockander & Nancy Smith-Blackwell – Lightning Horse Photography

Maggie Scales-Peacock – Instrumental in Friends of Fogelberg

Maggie Scales-Peacock plays violin, keyboard, drums, mandolin, rhythm guitar and sings. Maggie comes from quite a musical family. Her dad, Carlton Scales owned and played with his own big band at the Aviatrix Ballroom. The club on old route 66, was an Amarillo hotspot in the 30’s, thru 50’s. Maggie’s mom  sang with the big band. Her 4 other siblings are also professional musicians. Maggie has played 32 years with the Amarillo Symphony. For a few seasons, Maggie and 3 of her siblings were all members of our Symphony at the same time! (The other sibling was on the road playing music!) Maggie has also played over 20 years for the Amarillo Little Theatre productions. She has been involved with “TEXAS” as a musician for 9 years. Maggie is in her 14th year as fiddler, keyboardist, & vocalist with the Panhandle’s favorite dance band, “Young Country”.

Maggie Scales-Peacock started locally with the “Clyde Logg” band. She traveled with RCA recording artist “Dottsy”. Maggie has also played with Porter Wagoner, Bobby Bare, Ray Price, Hank Williams Jr.’s band, the Moody Blues, Bob Hope, The Transiberian Orchestra & others. She has played on numerous albums and commercials. Maggie is a new member of the West Texas Music Hall of Fame receiving a ‘Special Recognition and Achievement Award” for 2008.

Maggie Scales-Peacock  is instrumental in organizing and charting the music of the string ensemble for the Friends of Fogelberg III Concert. Thank you for all your hard work.

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Friends of Fogelberg III Concert

July 26th . Thursday . 2012

Globe News Center for the Performing Arts

Show starts at 7:30pm

Tickets: PanhandleTickets.com

or at any United Grocery Store

Proceeds from the Show will go to
The Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center

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Soulbreakers in Tribute for Dan

The Soulbreakers will be performing at the Friends of Fogelberg III Tribute Concert at the Globe News Center for the Performing Arts in Amarillo Texas. July 26, 2012.  More info.

Steve Hathaway – Guitar

Woody Key – Guitar & Vocals

Scott Nall – Drums

Robert Workman – Bass & Vocals

 

The Soulbreakers, a rhythm & blues band from Amarillo, have performed over 500 shows since they began back in March of 1996.  Collectively they have over 125 years’ musical experience, and Soulbreakers members have performed on shows with many of the greats of the music industry including ZZ Top, Joe Cocker, Canned Heat, Huey Lewis & The News, Jonny Lang, Ian Moore, The Ventures, and Muddy Waters.  Their CD release “Black & White Blues” features original material as well as some popular standards.

 

For Friends of Fogelberg III, the band will be performing 2 re-tooled Dan songs, “Beyond the Edge” and “Road Beneath My Wheels.”  Woody:  “Dan could be quite the blues man, and we took ‘Road Beneath My Wheels,’ which was a solo performance that he did on ‘Greetings from the West,’ and cranked it up a notch.  Steve plays some of his usual low-down, gritty guitar on this; Steve’s got the greatest tone, and his playing is just ‘dignified,’ that’s the best description I can give it.  Robert is an awesome bass player, he just nails the bottom end, makes it look so easy.  Scott Nall is his one-of-a-kind mix of steady restraint coupled with the occasional ‘who knows what’s going to happen,’ which always raises the temperature a few degrees wherever we’re playing.  I get to sing and play some slide along with this formidable bunch, and we are fortunate to also feature the playing of our friends Ray Higgs on harmonica, and Bob Hopkins on piano and organ.  A good time will be had by all.”

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