Helping Others with My Favorite Summer Pastime

As many of you know, I have been a lifelong musician. This summer I’ve had the pleasure of playing music with several professional musicians in the Rogue Valley, namely, my good friend and drummer, David Bolen. Having joined the “I Have A Dream” band for a special performance celebrating African American musicians at the Craterian Theatre in early 2016 under the direction of singer-songwriter, Doug Warner, I was beyond impressed by the caliber of musicianship. We all wanted to continue playing together, so I decided to bring the group together for a summer benefit concert for the Mederi Foundation.

Raising money for our patient aid fund to support cancer patients who have limited financial means is something close to my heart. I believe everyone should have access to natural medicines that will help give them a better quality of life, despite having cancer. I hope to see many of you at the benefit on August 20th. We’ll be playing some of my favorite songs from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, and Earth, Wind & Fire.

And if you happen to be on the other side of the country, or the world for that matter, please visit Mederi Foundation and join me in donating to the patient aid fund at

Thank you,
Donnie Yance


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