In only the past few weeks, the music and entertainment industries have lost Motorhead frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister from prostate cancer, David Bowie from (reportedly) liver cancer, actor Alan Rickman from pancreatic cancer and music industry titan Renee Angelil (husband of Celine Dion) to throat cancer.
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of these great people and anyone else felled by cancer.
While advances in cancer treatment are being made every day, you can see we have very far to go. Hundreds of potential cures are shelved at our most prestigious research institutes –not because the science is bad, but because we do not have dedicated public funds to support the early stage development of potential cures. This funding gap impedes progress.
Music Beats Cancer’ goal is to empower the public to move cancer treatment and diagnoses forward through crowdfunding via independent musical artists. Join the crowd, join Music Beats Cancer.