A September 19 family-style San Rafael barbecue and music festival that spotlights Grateful Dead co-founder Phil Lesh will benefit cancer care.
At the event, I will sell copies of my VitalityPress book, “Rollercoaster: How a man can survive his partner’s breast cancer“— and sign them. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Cancer Foundation. I will also donate books for the auction.
The event, which also will feature a silent auction and sports memorabilia, will be held from 11:30am to 3:30pm at Terrapin Crossroads, the restaurant/music venue in San Rafael owned by Lesh and his wife, Jill.
Proceeds of the fundraiser will go to the CPMC Foundation “to help innovate, expand and elevate the quality of cancer research and care.”
Organizers of the benefit are Stan Cohn of Kentfield—in celebration of his 60th birthday—and his wife, Roxanne, a breast cancer survivor who was treated at the California Pacific Medical Center, a Sutter Health affiliate in San Francisco. Stan is a regular attendee at Marin Man to Man, the weekly support group for male caregivers that I’ve led for 20 years.
Lesh will be accompanied by The Terrapin Family Band, the restaurant/club’s house band that includes his two sons, Brian and Grahame, It’s a Beautiful Day, an outgrowth of San Francisco’s Summer of Love, and the Whitecliff Rangers, a blues and rock ensemble. Suggested donations are $60 per individual, $100 per couple and $150 per family.