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Free PSA Blood Test Screening from the Friends of Fogelberg

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


Web site maintenance

We appreciate your patience as we work on our web site.

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The blog will keep information up to date until we can get it complete.

 

Thank you.

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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.


Friends of Fogelberg Concert III

Upcoming concert for the

Friends of Fogelberg 

Save the Date

July 26th Thursday 2012

Globe News Center for the Performing Arts

Amarillo, Texas

All proceeds going to the Sybil B Harrington Foundation


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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The Great Palo Duro Prostate Putting Relay

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.


Put in your Putt in the name of the one you love

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.

Come to the event on October 3rd.

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.

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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.


The Great Palo Duro Prostate Putting Relay – Oct. 3


4 Man Golf Scramble | Putting to defeat Prostate Cancer

Friends of Fogelberg and the
Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center
are hosting a

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.

Click here to download the Registration Form

Click here to download printable flyer

Also, another event . . .

The Great

Palo Duro

Putting Relay


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



Raised Awareness. Paid Tribute.

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.


SoulBreakers will play tonight

STEVE HATHAWAY – Guitar
WOODY KEY – Guitar & Vocals
ROGER MCGALLIAN – Drums
ROBERT WORKMAN – Bass & Vocals

The SoulBreakers are a rhythm & blues band from Amarillo, Texas. They have performed over 500 shows since they began back in March of 1996. Collectively they have over 125 years musical experience. Over the years, the 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, Muddy Waters and many more. Their most recent CD release is “Black & White Blues,” which features original material as well as a few popular standards. The following is an excerpt from an article in the Amarillo Globe-News by Shanna Foust-Peeples: “Watching the SoulBreakers play is a lot like watching your next door neighbor get up and start performing well-polished magic tricks. (more…)


Bones in the Sky – Dan Fogelberg

Dan Fogelberg performs Bones In The Sky on A&E Spotlight Colorado with a full orchestra accompaniment.

Concert tonight. 7:30pm Globe News Center for the Performing Arts, Amarillo, Texas
Friends of Fogelberg – Tribute Concert to Dan Fogelberg
All proceeds go to the Harrington Cancer Center

2010 Friends of Fogelberg Concert is in Memory of Jim Holston

The last time – and first time – “Friends of Fogelberg” was at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts in October 2008, Holston was the master of ceremonies. Read More.


Dan Fogelberg sings Full Circle

Dan Fogelberg – Full Circle, performed Aug 2003

An extraordinarily gifted man, whose strong and gentle soul has enhanced the Circle forevermore, through his music and his reverence for life.

“Let every creature I see be a brother and a friend to me” – DF

Concert tonight. 7:30pm Globe News Center for the Performing Arts, Amarillo, Texas
Friends of Fogelberg – Tribute Concert to Dan Fogelberg
All proceeds go to the Harrington Cancer Center


Make your Plans, Concert is Thursday

Friends of Fogelberg  Tribute Concert for Dan Fogelberg is nearing. I have posted some photos from rehearsal tonight. The talent on stage is incredible, please don’ t miss out but not coming. Have you purchased your ticket yet?

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The Friends of Fogelberg Team is almost ready to put the finishing touches on the concert.

See you there!

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Death enhanced Holston’s life

By Jon Mark Beilue

In Memory of Jim Holston

Column

Jim Holston

Someone should wear some Christmas musical socks Thursday night at the “Friends of Fogelberg” concert to benefit prostate cancer. Then at the most inopportune time, have them play “Jingle Bells.”

Jim Holston would have liked that. He would laugh out loud. In fact, it happened to him – at a funeral around Christmas one year.

“I think it was during prayer time, but he accidentally hit his foot and his sock started playing ‘Jingle Bells,'” said friend Pam Webb. “Well, he looked around like, ‘Oh, please, who did that?’ Jim relaxed, and dad gum if he didn’t do it again. So typical. He never had lemons, only lemonade.”

The last time – and first time – “Friends of Fogelberg” was at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts in October 2008, Holston was the master of ceremonies. (more…)


Mike Fuller, guitar player and singer, returns

New York- born, New Mexico-raised, Mike Fuller and his family moved to Amarillo 15 years ago.    A guitar player since he was 10,  he grew up listening to James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, Dan Fogelberg and AM Radio.  He started writing songs in the early 90’s, and started performing regularly in 1993.  His first steady gig was at OHMS in Downtown Amarillo.  He plays roughly 125 gigs a year in the Texas panhandle region.

His music has been included on CDs produced by Amarillo College and the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, in the KACV documentary Celebrate America, in the film What Matters Most, and in a promotional video for the Habitat for Humanity office in Modesto, California.  He has also recorded songs for 4 volumes of the Eveline Rivers Christmas Project- a series of CDs benefitting the Amarillo-based Coats for Kids Charity Foundation. Mike has released 3 CDs- Babies in 1998, Barefoot Music in 2001 and Plainspoken, a collaboration with Ronnie Fleming and Gary Thomason in 2003.

See Mike Fuller with the other talented artist at the . . .
Friends of Fogelberg Concert
August 19th, 2010  at 7:30pm
Globe News Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Buchanan Street
Amarillo, Texas
Tickets $15   PanhandleTickets.com

All proceeds will benefit the Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center.


Maggie Scales-Peacock to perform

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 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.

See Maggie Scales with the other talented artist at the . . .
Friends of Fogelberg Concert
August 19th, 2010  at 7:30pm
Globe News Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Buchanan Street
Amarillo, Texas
Tickets $15   PanhandleTickets.com

All proceeds will benefit the Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center.


Andersen, Flesher and Key sing “Once Upon a Time”

Anderson, Flesher, & Key is Amarillo’s premier party band. With the rock-solid drums from Drexel Ammons, they are still performing their unique blend of acoustic instruments and three part vocal harmonies. In 1980, Jackie Anderson and Bob Flesher were playing folk music for small local clubs and ski resorts in Taos, Angel Fire, and Red River. In 1981, they were joined by Woody Key for a one night performance. With no time to think of a catchy name, they were billed simply using their surnames. That one magic evening jelled into AFK and a musical friendship that has endured ever since.

By the end of 1982, Lynn Williams joined the group. They soon recorded Café Video, a PBS television special with all original music. In May of 1984, they released their first studio album entitled “Right on the Edge”. The album received rave reviews and is still traded by collectors today.

With Lynn’s move to Nashville in 1985, the band brought on a whole new concept for drums. The new drummer was in a box filled with e-prom chips and programmed by computer whiz Woody Key. The group would spend hours rehearsing with the machine until the music was tight as possible. The years between 84’ and 89’ were spent playing five to six nights a week in Amarillo, Dallas, Nashville, Lubbock, Midland, Taos, and South Padre Island. During that time their sound transformed from a country-rock band to a hard rockin’ dance group that played all the hits of the 80’s that dominated the air waves. In the late 80’s they introduced an array of keyboards and guitar synthesizers. With skin tight vocals, it was the largest three piece band you could find.

See Andersen Flesher and Key with the other talented artist at the . . .
Friends of Fogelberg Concert
August 19th, 2010  at 7:30pm
Globe News Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Buchanan Street
Amarillo, Texas
Tickets $15   PanhandleTickets.com

All proceeds will benefit the Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center.