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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


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

 

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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.