‘Rock the Cure’ hosts local bands for cancer benefit

Natalie Moses

Information for “Rock the Cure”

The event will take place at The Outpost Friday from 8:30p.m.-2a.m. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

The Kent State community is coming together to present a good time for an even better cause.

“Rock the Cure” is a concert that is being held featuring live music and dancing. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society, which promotes research and awareness for all types of cancer. The event, for those 18 and older, is being held at The Outpost on Friday.

Rock the Cure was organized by a group of juniors and seniors including Mark Horton, Kyle Stanley, Maura Neundorfer, Mary Rudolph, Maria Spondyl and Kiera Smith for a Small Group Communication class.

The group organized the event by contacting local bands they knew would want to help, as well as businesses that made donations for prizes.

“We were told to choose to help a population in dire need and felt that this was something that we could relate to,” said Horton, junior organizational communication major. “Kent has a very solid reputation of supporting local musicians and felt that this would be a great way to raise money for cancer research.”

The event starts at 8:30 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m. Eastway Heroes will go on at 9 p.m., followed by the bands Time Machine, Dartanian, Astrovan and Joey P. Also making an appearance will be the dance group, Golden Reflections.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door for $5. Along with the purchase of a ticket is the chance to win door prizes such as a full-sized basketball hoop.

There will also be a raffle with prizes like gift baskets and gift cards to popular destinations.

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