John DeBella Hosts A Concert For Teen Cancer America
January 22, 2015
On July 28, 2014, Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK-FM morning man John DeBella had the honor of hosting a night of non-stop hits from legendary Who frontman Roger Daltrey, and Joan Jett with her band, the Blackhearts. The concert was held at the Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, and the goal was to raise money for the Who’s charity, Teen Cancer America. Roger and the folks at Teen Cancer America made beautiful speeches on stage that really brought home the reason that they do what they do – Teens in the US who have cancer have no place that caters to their age specific needs and they NEED one to help them have a better chance of a positive outcome.
Joan and Roger turned in awesome performances, bringing so much energy into the venue. At one point, Joan even joined Roger and his band on stage for a rousing performance of “Summertime Blues.” Tickets and VIP packages were offered at varying price levels, and allowed for unique up close and personal opportunities with the legendary Woodstock Alumni. The cause for such a celebration was the creation of a Teen Cancer wing at CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). The show rose over $250,000 for the Teen Cancer America cause.
WMGK and Teen Cancer America have been able to build a great relationship over the past 2 years. Roger Daltrey was the honorary chairperson of the 2013 Classic Rock Art Show, and a portion of the proceeds from all art sales that year went to Teen Cancer America. In addition to the Classic Rock Art show, MGK worked together with TCA for the first ever “MG5k”, which also raised money for the cause. MGK relishes the opportunity to join forces with such a great organization, and hope that TCA continues to reach their goal of helping hospitals meet the specific needs of teens with cancer, giving them the very best chance of a positive outcome both physically and emotionally.