Transmit This Goes Pink for Komen for the Cure Festival


Transmit This Goes Pink for Komen for the Cure Festival

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Transmit This entertains the crowd at the first-ever PinkFest.

Transmit This rocked Komen for the Cure’s first-ever PinkFest in a big way on Sunday, October 7, 2007.   The CBC band opened on the stage at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park at 1:30pm, getting the event off to an energetic start.  Breast cancer survivors danced to “Love Shack,” in celebration of their fight against breast cancer.

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Carlen (left) & Rachel Burch (daughters of WRAL-TV Bill “Flippin’ Sweet Willy” Burch, a vocalist in Transmit This) are their dad’s biggest fans.
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View the Slideshow of Transmit This & the entire Pinkfest Event

“PinkFest means so much more than just playing music,” said WRAL-TV’s Jay “Jellyroll” Jennings, Transmit This director, vocalist & musician.  “Our family knows the impact of breast cancer.  My wife Debbie is a breast survivor.  Her sister lost her long battle with the disease in 2006.”

The event was personal for several members of the band, including the bassist, Greg “Booger” Weaver.  “I have had two aunts afflicted with cancer and still have one tough ‘Survivor’ as part of my family,” said Weaver. “I was happy to participate in a small way in order to bring support and awareness to Breast Cancer.” 

Roving entertainers and a silent auction filtered through the park as attendees feasted on a buffet of bar-be-cue and all the fixins’.  After Transmit This left the stage, several events including a Survivor Celebration took place.  Local band Crush closed the event with a Cajun sound.

Children beat out their own rhythm during one of the interactive segments of PinkFest.
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Komen for the Cures hopes to make PinkFest a Triangle tradition.

Komen for the Cure hopes to make PinkFest an annual tradition, to bring focus to Breast Cancer Awareness Month and celebrate the survivors of the disease.  WRAL-TV and MIX 101.5 both served as major sponsors of the event.  WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Pam Saulsby served as emcee for the afternoon.

“Since my wife is a survivor, the chance to play [at PinkFest] truly is a celebration,” said Jennings.  “It’s a way for me to say ‘thank you’ and give someone else hope.”

Thanks to Jay & Emily Osborne (husband & step-daughter of Corp’s Andrea Osborne) these capcom photos.


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