The second annual Rock on Judi H. Fundraiser benefitting breast cancer will take place on Saturday, February 4th at the Scranton Cultural Center from 7-11 pm with doors opening at 6 pm.
Musician Paul LaBelle held the campaign’s first fundraiser last February in memory of his niece, Judi Perry Hartridge, who passed away from breast cancer in 2007 at the age of 45. The event, which gave away a one-of-a-kind pink SC (Single Cutaway) 245 guitar (dubbed “The Pink Lady”) created and autographed by renowned guitar maker Paul Reed Smith, raised nearly $43,000 for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.
Those proceeds were used by the institute “to start a community-based cancer patient navigation program, which involves helping uninsured and underinsured people obtain screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers” (http://thetimes-tribune.com/lifestyles-people/exact-change-old-friends-to-perform-at-cancer-fundraiser-in-honor-of-dunmore-woman-1.1261433#ixzz1kODTUJLD).
Tickets for this year’s event cost $40 each and include a chance to win a Pink Fender Stratocaster guitar, called “The Pink Lady 2,” along with a Roland 60 watt amplifier.
The event will include the entertainment of local bands Paul LaBelle & The Exact Change (which performed last year) as well as Jack Bordo with Old Friends.
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time by calling the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at 1-800-424-6724 or via online at www.judihrockon.com.
And for those attending the event or just passing by, it will be hard to miss the 80,000 lb. pink memorial tractor trailer that will be parked outside the Cultural Center featuring Judi’s picture along with last year’s Pink Lady guitar.
Would you like to win the Pink Fender Stratocaster Guitar while raising money for breast cancer research at the same time?