Friends of Fogelberg
The 6th Annual Friends of Fogelberg Concert will be held September 1, 2016.
Thanks to the support of our 2015 sponsors and concert attendees, we were able to hold a free prostate screening on September 3, 2015 at the 24 Hours in the Canyon Cancer Survivoship Center. There were 347 men screened. Of those, 17 were flagged as high. We raised over $26,000.00 to further the mission of early detection of prostate cancer.
Concert Event Raises Funds to Support Prostate Cancer Patients and Awareness.
Amarilloan Joe Ed Coffman had been a long-time fan of Dan Fogelberg and his music, so the news of Fogelberg’s death in 2007 due to prostate cancer was a hard blow. Fogelberg had been a strong influence on Joe Ed’s own music throughout the years, so Joe Ed wanted to do something to celebrate his life and music.
That desire led to the creation of a tribute concert to honor Dan Fogelberg. But, not just any concert! Joe Ed decided to create a fundraiser to benefit the cause of prostate cancer to honor Fogelberg’s life and music.
The concert was a labor of love for all involved. Joe Ed gathered the very best musicians from the Amarillo area, who generously donated their time and talent. The stage and program were quickly filled to capacity.
The goals of this concert were 1) To celebrate the life and music of Dan Fogelberg, 2) To create awareness and education about prostate cancer, 3) To raise funds for the fight against prostate cancer and 4) Last, but not least, to have a great time!
That first concert was a beautiful celebration of Fogelberg’s music, filled with amazing performances by all of the musicians involved. The generosity of individuals and businesses needed to make the concert possible was outstanding.
Since then, four more very successful concerts were staged in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The professionalism and performance of the musicians that filled the stage for each performance made for a magical evening! Thanks and kudos to everyone involved, but especially to Joe Ed Coffman for bringing his vision to fruition.
Funds raised by the Friends of Fogelberg go to the Harrington Cancer Foundation in Amarillo, Texas, to raise awareness of prostate cancer and to support prostate cancer patients.