#4Chords4Cancer Guitar, Signed by SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast, Laura Benanti & More, Up for Auction
An autographed Martin D-28 guitar with signatures from more than 20 musical artists and groups will be auctioned at the Cancer Support Community's Spring Celebration gala in New York City on April 14 to raise funds to support the nonprofit's many programs for individuals and families impacted by cancer.
In January, the Cancer Support Community, in partnership with healtheo360 and Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, launched #4Chords4Cancer, a celebrity campaign to raise awareness of the free supportive resources available for people impacted by cancer.
The Cancer Support Community sent the #4Chords4Cancer guitar, courtesy of Martin Guitar, on a tour around the United States to be played, signed and photographed with musical artists, including Sara Bareilles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Yarrow of "Peter, Paul and Mary," Jorma Kaukonen of "Jefferson Airplane," Peter Frampton, cast members from ABC's hit show "Nashville," and cast members from Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK.
Photos and videos of the guitar's travels are published on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram under the hashtag #4Chords4Cancer.
"We are thrilled at how members of the music industry have embraced the Cancer Support Community and the #4Chords4Cancer campaign over the past few months, and we are excited for the final piece of the project, the upcoming auction of the guitar. Our hope is that by raising awareness and funds through this campaign, more people will find vital support during their cancer experience," said Linda House, president of the Cancer Support Community.
Bidding for the autographed guitar will begin at $1,000.
The guitar includes signatures from the following artists:
- Singer-songwriter and WAITRESS composer Sara Bareilles
- Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Old Crow Medicine Show Peter Yarrow ("Peter, Paul and Mary")
- Jorma Kaukonen ("Jefferson Airplane")
- Jay Jay French ("Twisted Sister")
- Peter Frampton
- The cast of ABC's "Nashville": Chip Esten, Chris Carmack, Sam Palladio, Connie Britton, Maisy Stella and Lennon Stella
- Oz Noy
- Pablo Villegas
- The cast of Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK: Alex Brightman and Brandon Niederauer
- Band of Heathens
- Laura Benanti
- Steve Azar
To learn more about #4Chords4Cancer and participate in the auction, visit www.4chords4cancer.org.
As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research and advocacy. The organization includes an international network of Affiliates that offer the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer, as well as a community of support available online and over the phone. The Research and Training Institute conducts cutting-edge psychosocial, behavioral and survivorship research. CSC furthers its focus on patient advocacy through its Cancer Policy Institute, informing public policy in Washington, D.C. and across the nation. For more information, please call the toll-free Cancer Support Helpline at 888-793-9355, or visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org. So that no one faces cancer alone®.