September 17, 2023 – Music 4 Cancer, Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec
Another edition of the Music 4 Cancer festival is now in the books – but this years edition could well be the best year the festival has enjoyed so far. With five thousand people, including more than four hundred children, turning out for on Saturday alone, there’s no doubting how much the festival has grown since its inauguration.
What makes Music 4 Cancer special is that it is a charity built around raising funds to help in the fight against cancer. An estimated 229 200 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer and 84 600 will die from the disease this year alone. As such, helping raise funds to combat this terrible affliction is paramount and with people like festival founder Jay Epinat and his Music 4 Cancer festival, scientists will continue to receive help in this battle.
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Having Rancid play certainly helped the festival this year, as did the likes of Gob, Ten Foot Pole, The Suicide Machines, Big D & The Kids Table, Chaser, Ill Scarlet, Drunktank, Colorsfade, The Penske File, The Creepshow, Make War, The Speakeasy, Fast Food Fairies, One Night Skank, Jerkswitch, – and a special guest appearance from Dave Brownsound of Sum 41, cooking up hotdogs!
Having such a great festival like Music 4 Cancer, that is accessible to all and helps alternative families have a great weekend together, where the kids are welcomed and encouraged is heart warming. Having the poutine truck run out of food on the last day… that’s just the most Quebecois thing imaginable!
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Until next year – by which time we hopefully have a cure for cancer and the Music 4 Cancer festival can claim victory for having played their part in funding the incredible human beings that are spending countless hours researching and searching for a cure. Hats off!