Local doctors put down their stethoscopes and picked up guitars, drums and microphones for a July 23 benefit concert that raised almost $30,000 for cancer patients and health care providers adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. John Lyons, founder of the third annual event and chair of the Skin and Soft Tissue Multidisciplinary Care Team at the Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, created this fundraiser to support cancer patients and to raise melanoma and other soft tissue cancer awareness.
Rock for Spots, which is typically held at a music venue, went virtual this year, which led to a larger audience, Lyons said. The one-night benefit concert featured four bands made up of medical doctors and other health care professionals. The four physician-led bands included Fret Medics, The V-Tones, Blue Verse and The Cupcake Strippers.
This year’s proceeds will benefit cancer patients through the Cancer Center’s program One…