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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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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


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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Friends of Fogelberg III Tribute Concert July 26th, 2012

Friends of Fogelberg III with proceeds going to the Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center of Amarillo, Texas. Musicians honor Dan Fogelberg by playing his music while raising money in the fight against Prostate Cancer. Dan lost his life in 2007 to the same disease. Friends of Fogelberg wants to raise awareness for early detection to save lives.

Our new campaign is “Think Blue Too!”  for Prostate Cancer.

While we remember “Think Pink” for Breast Cancer, the door opens to support men in this fight against Prostate Cancer.

Make your plans to come hear a stage full of musicians give of their own time and talent to raise money! It’s going to be a great night at the Globe News Center for the Performing Arts in Amarillo, Texas.

Dan Fogelberg Hits performed by:

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

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


Golfing raises money for prostate cancer

The Amarillo based organization “Friends of Fogelberg” held its 1st Annual Golf Scramble on October 9, 2010 at Comanche Trail Golf Complex. Along with the Great Palo Duro Prostate Putting Relay on October 3, the group raised $2,500, benefitting the Harrington Cancer Center to battle prostate cancer. Legendary singer songwriter, Dan Fogelberg, died of prostate cancer in December 2007 at age 56 inspiring the organization of the group, Friends of Fogelberg. The group’s goals are to raise awareness and to urge men that early screening could save their lives. Organizers believe that the issue of prostate cancer’s time has come and it should be treated with the same urgency and attention that breast cancer receives. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is a great model for Friends of Fogelberg They have done wonderful work at Komen. They “Think Pink.” At Friends of Fogelberg, we “DO BLUE.”

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