October 22, 2014
Doors at 6:30 pm
Show at 7:30 pm
$25.50 advance (not including fees)
$28 day of show
STG Presents Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at the Neptune in Seattle on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. $0.50 from every ticket purchased will go to The Dear Jack Foundation.
Andrew started writing music at the age of nine. Having lived in several midwest and east coast towns before finally settling in Southern California, many of his early songs were about traveling, family and the concept of home. By his sophomore year of High School Andrew began his first band which would eventually morph into the well loved Drive Thru Records act, Something Corporate. After three albums and a non stop tour schedule Andrew returned home to write his first solo album under the moniker Jack’s Mannequin. Soon after the completion of “Everything in Transit” Andrew was sidelined by a Leukemia diagnosis. Thanks to a stem cell transplant from his sister, he was able to get back to his music, creating two more Jack’s albums before retiring the moniker in 2012. He now travels under his own name, writing solo material and performing live as well as penning songs for other artists and heading the Dear Jack Foundation, an organization dedicated to causes impacting young adults with cancer.
The Dear Jack Foundation (DJF) advocates for and supports initiatives that directly benefit adolescents and young adults (AYA) diagnosed with cancer. The foundation supports organizations which recognize the unique challenges the AYA community faces, during and post-treatment. Through outreach, collaboration, and focused initiatives, DJF works to create more positive health outcomes and improved quality of life for all young adults in this fight.
Recipients of Dear Jack funding are: the UCLA stem cell transplant program (a program on the cutting edge of cures through transplantation), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, First Descents, Cancer for College, Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation’s Matt’s Mixed Tape Project and the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.
This is a cause that means a great deal to Andrew; he is constantly working on opportunities to direct money and awareness to the programs and charities that fight on the front lines against these diseases. From Andrew and the rest of us here at Dear Jack HQ, thank you for your consideration and involvement in supporting young adults facing cancer.
The Dear Jack Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. Tax ID 45-2219082. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. There are no paid employees of Dear Jack Foundation, it is a 100% volunteer run organization.