Rock Concert for Cancer -
A Benefit Show for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
By Alexis Bradley
This local show was held March 5th, 2016, in Glassboro, NJ on Rowan University’s campus. The show featured not just local bands, but bands from nearby states. It consisted of Nick Palermo of Have a Good Season, Breaking Tradition, Parkwood, Water Polo (PA), Use Big Words, and Table Talk (NY). All of the proceeds from this show were donated to the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing lives by supporting, educating, and connecting young adults, and their love ones, affected by cancer. $650,000 worth of scholarships have already been raised! This show was booked by Alex LaVallee, who attends Rowan University. At the start of this summer, he will be riding 4,000 miles from Baltimore, Maryland, to Portland, Oregon on a bicycle to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. He has had a lot of help from many local artist as well as musicians to also help raise money for this organization. With booking this show, which was his first independently booked show, he wanted to bring awareness to the fact that there are these types of programs that help these types of people who really are in need. Alex’s show has raised $476 for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults!
About the Writer
Alex Bradley is a student at Camden County College. For years she has been attending local shows and much larger concerts. At only 18 years old, with a passion for music and all things included, she has been consistently booking performances under Grandaire Booking, both around Hammonton, NJ and also at Coffee Works Too. With years of experience under her belt already of being involved in the local music scene, Alex is beginning to book her own shows independently as well as writing about her experiences and adding music journalism to her repertoire.