Friends of Fogelberg: How it started
The loss of Dan Fogelberg touched the lives of many musicians. It spurred Joe Ed Coffman to take action. Less than a year after Fogelberg's death, Coffman had organized the first Friends of Fogelberg concert with all the proceeds going to the fight against prostate cancer. That was 2008. Coffman thought it would be a one-time shot, but with five concerts behind him, and over $150,000 raised, the effort continues.
The idea is expanding to Lubbock this September, with a performance by Lubbock based musicians on September 18.
The Amarillo event is tonight, venue and ticketing information is available from: friendsoffogelberg.com.
This Saturday, there will be a free prostate screening at the Westgate Mall from 10 am to 2 pm. There will also be a car show during the testing. This is a simple blood test. There is no charge for this test.