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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Boycott Cancer – A Benefit for John Stabb

WHO: Boycott Cancer organization
WHAT: Collective of DC hardcore musicians and fans throwing a benefit concert for John Stabb
WHEN: Sunday, May 8, 8pm to midnight.
WHERE: Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

WHY: Legendary frontman John Stabb of DC hardcore band Government Issue is suffering from malignant stomach cancer. Boycott Cancer is an organization formed to help raise funds for he and his wife’s living expenses and his cancer treatment. This concert is one fundraiser in addition to other projects being worked on to benefit John.

Subject: Boycott Cancer – A Benefit for John Stabb
On Wednesday, January 20th, after feeling nauseous the night before/contemplating cancelling his History Repeated show, John Stabb went to the ER having severe pain in his stomach. He was released from the hospital two days later. After a week at home, John went back to the ER on Friday January 29th for an emergency operation.

After a week of recovery in the hospital, on Saturday February 6th, John was diagnosed with malignant stomach cancer in addition to having two intestinal tumors removed through his surgery the week before.

John’s soul mate, Mina, has been by his side day and night (with short trips home to take care of their pets and to wash clothes).

Mina’s boss has been incredibly supportive to allow Mina the time off from work in order to take care of John during this critical time and to help him through the stages of cancer treatment. However, there is a financial toll that John and Mina face of unpaid leave of absence from their jobs under the FMLA.

In order to assist John and Mina during this journey, this concert has been set up to assist in life expenses while John heals and goes through his cancer treatment.

Auctions, music compilations, and other fundraising items may be viewed at http://www.johnstabb.com

Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1157781?utm_medium=bks

Cost : $15
Contact: Phil Venable – venable.phil (a t) gmail (d o t) com

Tom Berard – tom (a t) tomberard (d o t) com

Derrick Baranowsky – pedalboard (a t) hotmail (d o t) com

Press Contact: Phil Venable – 703-447-3522

Performers include:

Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) – http://www.thurstonmoore.com

J Robbins Band (new band J Robbins of Jawbox)

GIVE – DC new up and coming hardcore – https://givemusical.bandcamp.com/

John Update #1

Folks, here’s an update on John’s health from Mina.  Keep the donations going.  Big thanks to Peter Buck for his large donation of $1,000.   Someone want to match it?

https://www.gofundme.com/Boycottcancer

Dear Hearts: A hard, sharp turn today (2/17/16)with the discovery of another tumor– apparently the cause of John’s terrible nausea this week. Tomorrow, we start chemo to try to shrink the tumor and push back the growth of his cancer. Your continuing love and support have cushioned us at every turn, dear friends, as the floor keeps shifting under our feet. Please keep John in your hearts and minds, streaming your positivity and strong healing energy to him. Love, Mina and JS

Donations

Folks, while we’re working on some other fundraising efforts, Kevin Young has set up a donation site to help John and Mina get through this immediate crisis.  Please consider donating as much as you are able to:

https://www.gofundme.com/boycottcancer

The money will really help out in the short term while we look at other ways to help John and Mina out in the long term.

Yours in PMA,

Phil

 

John “Stabb” Schroeder Cancer Fund

John “Stabb” Schroeder who is most famously known for his time fronting the 80s Washington DC punk band Government Issue was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer.  On February 7th, Stabb’s soul mate, Mina, posted the news:

Dear Hearts: On behalf of John and per his instructions, I am devastated to share that he has been diagnosed with malignant stomach cancer in addition to having two intestinal tumors removed through his recent surgery. We are crushed by this development and still processing what this means for John in the next weeks. Please keep him close in your hearts. Here, we will keep fighting fiercely like good punks do. Love from both of us to all of you.

Much Love,
Mina & John S

In order to assist John and Mina during this journey, benefit shows are in the works and a GoFundM account has been set up to assist in mounting medical costs and life expenses while John heals and goes through his cancer treatment.  Please see below and help however you can by donating at the link below:

https://www.gofundme.com/7ynrv45w

I know both John and Mina thank you for your love and support.

 Much love, Derrick