Ryan Anthony trumpet player

WATCH LIVE: Cancer Blows! Local cancer survivor creates musical fundraiser

cancer blows fundraiserIt’s the hottest ticket in town… to a sold out concert at Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center tomorrow night, where world-renowned musicians will gather on one stage to send the message, “Cancer Blows!”

Distinguished performers include Doc Severinsen, Lee Loughnane (founding member of the band Chicago), Arturo Sandoval, and more, all coming together to honor Ryan Anthony, a cancer survivor and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s principal trumpet, while raising money for cancer research. Through the power of music, they will stand together against the terrible disease.

“Cancer Blows!” was envisioned by Ryan, a North Texas native, when he began battling multiple myeloma two years ago. You can read about his story on the “Cancer Blows” website and watch this recent CBS11 news story about his journey fighting Multiple Myeloma.

But as we all know, cancer doesn’t discriminate. It’s not a disease of the rich or the poor. It doesn’t care whether you listen to pop music or classical. Or whether you live in Dallas or Alaska.

If you were unable to purchase a ticket to attend tomorrow evening’s sold out event, you’re invited to tune-in tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. CST, as this remarkable concert will be broadcast live online for FREE on the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation website here (you can also sign up for an email reminder).


During the live stream, watch for instructions for how to send tribute messages and philanthropic pledges via text message. These dedication messages will be incorporated into Wednesday night’s performance. And just like all of these legendary musicians who have gathered together as a tribute to Ryan, you too can join the chorus against cancer.

You can check out these recent performances on the WFAA (Dallas’s ABC affiliate) morning show, Good Morning Texas, and local FOX4’s morning show for a sneak peek at what you can expect tomorrow night. It’s sure to have a little something for everyone. That was the idea, after all.

When asked what the audience can expect, Ryan said, “We’ve got the top trumpet players not only in symphonic music, but in jazz and pop. You name it, they’re all here and it’s represented. And that’s what I wanted from this event, too.”

“Cancer hits everybody and that’s what I love about music because that also can resonate and hit everybody in the heart and their soul. I wanted a concert that goes from the classical through the pop to the jazz. There’s something for everybody. That’s what makes it so special.”

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Jennifer is a public relations professional who assists the Baylor Scott & White Health team on numerous projects. Born in Tennessee, she came to the “Big D” by way of SMU. Prior to this gig, she was the associate producer of an award-winning syndicated medical news segment.

3 thoughts on “WATCH LIVE: Cancer Blows! Local cancer survivor creates musical fundraiser”

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  2. Jerry and Phyllis,

    We are sorry to hear that you had difficulty in watching the video. The concert was live streamed on the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation website: http://www.themmrf.org/cancerblows/. Please check that page in a few days for a recording of the concert.

  3. Jerry and Phyllis Miller

    Your live stream is NOT WORKING. So disappointed. Worked our schedule around this and nothing. Please inform us what to do to hear the concert. Thanks. The Millers in Moline

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WATCH LIVE: Cancer Blows! Local cancer survivor creates musical fundraiser