Legendary Whisky A Go Go, Roxy and Rainbow Bar & Grill founder and recovering cancer survivor Mario Maglieri recently presented an amazing benefit for breast cancer survivor Carolyne Williams (pictured above). The hugely successful benefit was put together help raise awareness and spread hope in the darkness of cancer and its effects on families and friends of the infected.
The event included an unprecedented performance by Camp Freddy featuring Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver), Billy Morrison (Billy Idol/The Cult), and Dave Navarro (Janes Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers). Other performances included Head Cat featuring Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, and Darling Stilettos, w/ Matt Sorum. The star studded event included additional appearances by Duff McKagan of Guns and Roses, Dave Lombardo of Slayer, Sebastian Bach of Skid Row (pictured above), and B-Real of Cypress Hill.
She show was deemed an incredible success. After months of being told that her cancer was just a cyst or an infection, Carolyne Williams discovered the worst: that she was diagnosed with malignant Cystosarcoma Phyllodes while having no health insurance from her part-time job. Cystosarcoma Phyllodes is a sarcoma, a very rare type of breast cancer that accounts for less than 1% of breast cancer diagnosis.
Phyllodes currently has no research or support for survivors from the bigger Breast Cancer Foundations, because of its rarity. Phyllodes is made of connective tissue and blood, that forms in the breast that does not respond to chemo or radiation. Sadly, many cases of breast cancer are currently being found in younger women in their teens, 20’s and 30’s, and in many cases they are being misdiagnosed, as Carolyne was. There needs to be more awareness to this growing and sadly silent epidemic.
If you are interested in learning more and helping Carolyne Williams and her cause please visit www.curephyllodes.com.