Make your plans to Be a Friend of Fogelberg on September 24th, 2011 for the 4 Man Scramble raising money for the fight against prostate cancer. Any questions – call Joe Ed Coffman – 806-290-0939
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.”
Mission accomplished. 23 miles around the track at Caprock High School in Amarillo Texas to raise money for the Harrington Cancer Center by the Friends of Fogelberg. Thank you for all those who came out today to help.
Joe Ed Coffman, founder of the Friends of Fogelberg movement, is out on the track this morning. When I left him, he finally got a relief putter and had completed 4 miles since 8:05am.
Head out there an if you don’t have a putter, he has an extra one. The one designated ball will do 23 miles around the track, the distance from Palo Duro Canyon gates to Comanche Trail golf course.
There is a basket full of blue balls to putt around the track on your own so you can also be a part to raise money for the Harrington Cancer Center. $5 donation or more is a putt in the name of a loved one you can write on list of those affected by Prostate Cancer. We will post those names on the blog after the event. Thank you for your support.
Caprock High School, Amarillo Texas Track on the north side of the campus.
The Great Palo Duro Prostate Putting Relay
October 3rd | Caprock High School Track | Amarillo TX
Come Putt to end prostate cancer.
So many can name someone they are close to affected by prostate cancer.
Print their name down on our sheet we will have available at the event, give your donation of $5 or more, and putt around the track in their name. We will post those names here on our Blog after the event.
All the funding proceeds stay locally in Amarillo, Texas to benefit the Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center.
Four Man Golf Scramble will follow on October 9th, 2010 at the Comanche Trails Golf Course.
Friends of Fogelberg Concert 2010, August 19th, raised just shy of $30,000 for Prostate Cancer Awareness & Early Detection and Treatment. These proceeds also went to the Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center in Amarillo.
4 Man Golf Scramble
October 9, Saturday
to prostate cancer awareness
early detection and treatment.
It will be held at the Comanche Trails Golf Course. Shotgun will be at 10:00am.
Those that participate will get lunch and beverages provided, and be eligible for a raffle and the special entry in the silent auction – an autographed book by Arnold Palmer. Arnold is a prostate cancer survivor.
The event ambassadors are Andy Justuce, Brad Fralick of KAMR-TV, and Lance Lahnert of the Amarillo Globe News.
Entry Fee is $60 per person.
Also, another event . . .
October 3rd, Sunday
Putting 23 miles at the track at Caprock High School.
Anyone can putt for a donation of $5.00 or more.
Putting starts at 8:00am
Call for more information:
Joe Ed Coffman 806 209-0939
“Fans from near and far gathered in what shade they could find from the glaring sun on Saturday afternoon to say goodbye to Peoria’s native son, Dan Fogelberg, a man whose music supplied the soundtrack to their lives.
“A memorial two years in the making, the three granite boulders bearing the etchings of Fogelberg’s lyrics were unveiled to family, friends and fans in Riverfront Park at a vista overlooking the Peoria River.
“Margaret Fogelberg, Dan’s mother who still resides in the East Bluff, said she finally felt closure after seeing the beautiful view and so many fans in attendance, close to 400. Fogelberg died from advanced prostate cancer on Dec. 16, 2007, at age 56.
“‘It’s amazing,’ she said in between hugs from fans who traveled from nearly every state to witness the memorial’s unveiling.”
Last night, many gathered at the Globe News Center for the Performing Arts to pay tribute to Dan Fogelberg and raise awareness for prostate cancer. Dan died in 2007 of prostate cancer.
Joe Ed Coffman was influenced by Dan’s music and wanted to do something in his honor; and so the Friends of Fogelberg was formed. The first tribute concert was 2008, and last night brought together 20 local musicians to the stage for the 2010 Dan Fogelberg Tribute in memory of Jim Holston. On June 18, 2009, eight months after the 2008 concert, Jim died of prostate cancer at age 65.
The crowds last night were excited and responsive, and the band played on with a well organized set of Dan Fogelberg songs. With 20 musicians on the stage, they traded off harmonies, spotlights, and lead guitar solos to a crowd that ate it up. This concert brought so much talent to the stage as volunteers, giving of their time and love of Dan Fogelberg, it showed in their presence.
Dr. Richard Kibbey, Holston’s urologist and himself a prostate cancer survivor, hosted this year’s event. He spoke of the research and progression of testing prostate cancer, and how important it is to see your doctor. Dr. Kibbey also joined in on the microphone and sang with the gang to a rousing applause.
Friends of Fogelberg Musicians and bands: Anderson, Flesher & Key, Mike Fuller, Kim Loe, Bob Hopkins, The Soulbreakers, Maggie Scales, Joe Ed Coffman, Charlie Roberson, Madison Jackson, James Davis, Insufficient Funds
The final tally of funds raised for the Harrington Cancer Center are still being compiled. Safe to say, the Friends of Fogelberg out did themselves from 2008.
Concert Photos and Article by Cathleen Tyson.
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