Benefit Concert - Don't Stop Believin - Gary Wellner's Gift for Pancreatic Cancer Research

80's rock legends unite to raise money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer research. Benefit concert to be held Thursday, November 29th from 7:00PM-11:00PM at the Bayview Event Center in Excelsior, MN.

Excelsior, MN (I-Newswire) October 30, 2012 - 80's rock legends unite to perform at the "Don't Stop Beleavin" - Gary Wellner's Gift to Pancreatic Cancer Research benfit concert. The event to be held at the Bayview Event Center in Excelsior, MN, Thursday, November 29th from 7:00PM-11:00PM and will feature lead singers from leading 80's rock bands suuch as Santana, Toto and a performance by Tim Mahoney, a Minneapolis based singer/songwriter who recently appeared on NBC's "The Voice".

Gary Wellner is from Brooklyn Park, MN and was a retired teacher and college professor and long-time wrestling coach. He was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in September, 2012. Wellner's son-in-law, Mike Woodley reached out to his friends to organize a Pancreatic Cancer Research benefit event in Gary's name. "It came together quickly" said Mike Woodley, the benefit's organizer. "November is Pancreatic Cancer awareness month and the color is purple; we wanted bring awareness by creating a benefit to help the lives of people who suffer from the disease and aid in prevention research" Woodley went on to say.

Woodley added "Pancreatic Cancer is now ranked as the second leading cause of death to those diagnosed with Cancer according to the CDC and it hits our family and many others close to home, it's an important cause I have decided to passionately support".

The event will have a cash bar and silent/live auction. Performing that night will be, Kevin Chalfant, the first lead singer to stand in for Steve Perry and the band JOURNEY. Kevin was also lead singer for national bands 707, Alan Parsons Project and The Storm. Alex Ligertwood, SANTANA former lead singer (79'-94'). Derek St. Holmes Current and original lead vocals/guitar for the Ted Nugent Band. Fergie Frederiksen, Toto former lead singer and Tim Mahoney Mn Singer/Songwriter "THE VOICE" contestant 2011.

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