“The mission of the Benefit for Jane (#B4Jane) is to raise funds and awareness of Kidney Cancer through positive live music and good times. Benefit in honor of my Ma, Jane. She passed away from Kidney Cancer on May 5th, 2003.
Since her passing, I wanted to do something that would both honor her life and promote awareness of a disease which claims lives only months after being discovered. Jane was an amazing lady, and touched many people’s lives with a positive, comforting hand. She lives on through myself, my brother, and many other people who were lucky enough to cross paths with her.
The Kidney Cancer Association is a wonderful organization who has given their support in sponsoring this event. Due to its specific focus on a rare but growing disease, it does not receive as much support as the other cancer organizations out there.
This event aims to raise awareness and help foster more support for the people of this group, which consists of doctors, patients, survivors, and allies. It is important to inform others about Kidney Cancer, so that there can one day be a chance to attack this disease before it claims the lives of other angels of the earth like Jane.”