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Bob Perks Cancer Fund announces the 9th annual “Rock the 80s” Concert

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

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STATE COLLEGE –- Many local nonprofit organizations are depen­dent on successful fund­raising events to main­tain their mission and the Bob Perks Fund is no exception. Because of the pandemic, the fund was forced to cancel three ma­jor fundraising events in 2020 but was determined to hold its POPULAR “ROCK THE 80’S”” con­cert in 2021.

So, our favorite bands are coming together “vir­tually” on Facebook Live to hold “Rock the 80s” concert on Saturday, March 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. Local radio personality Jeff Brown will emcee the concert once again. In lieu of an admission fee, donations are encouraged to the Bob Perks Fund to continue vital support of local cancer patients in Blair, Centre, Clearfield, and Huntingdon counties.

For nine years, this sold-out event has raised $100,000 to support lo­cal cancer patients. The event’s continued success is possible due to the gen­erosity of 10 local bands who, year after year, do­nate their time, energy, and talent to support the mission of the Bob Perks Fund. Local radio per­sonality Jeff Brown will, once again, emcee the March 13 event. In lieu of an admission fee, do­nations are encouraged to continue vital support of local cancer patients. Visit:­perksfund

Since 2006, the Bob Perks Fund has raised more than $2 million to help thousands of local cancer patients pay for rent, utilities, food and more while undergoing treatment and burdened by unpaid living expens­es. To date, in Clearfield County, the Bob Perks Fund allocated a total of $465,028 to cancer pa­tients for basic expenses. In 2020 alone, $37,588 donated dollars were allo­cated to 59 cancer patient applicants.

We are grateful for the support of Spitzer Sub­aru, Clearfield County Charitable Foundation, Clearfield Wrestling, Mikey’s Old School Ride, Buster’s Sports Bar and numerous others making a difference in Clearfield County.

The Bob Perks Fund was founded in memory of Bob Perks, a State Col­lege native and a found­ing member of the local Coaches v. Cancer. Bob passed in 2005 after a long fight with melanoma. With the hope of fulfilling Bob’s wishes to make a difference for those bat­tling cancer, the Bob Perks Fund was estab­lished by his wife, Doreen and Bob’s family, friends, and colleagues in 2006.

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