127. Modern Day Romeos Performing at Wellness Place Cancer Walk & Celebration

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For 12 years, the Modern Day Romeos have been receiving rave reviews from around Chicago as one of the city’s best and most energetic cover bands.  On Sunday, May 18, the band will be bringing their unique energy to the Wellness Place Community Cancer Walk/Celebration at the Arboretum of South Barrington in a concert played “straight from the heart”.

Modern Day Romeos to Perform at the Wellness Place Cancer Walk & Survivor Celebration on Sunday, May 18, 2014
Modern Day Romeos to Perform at the Wellness Place Cancer Walk & Survivor Celebration on Sunday, May 18, 2014

Chris Perfect is Modern Day Romeos‘ (MDR’s) bass guitarist and managing partner.  He says they’re excited to perform at this event for very personal reasons.  “Like anyone else, our band members have experienced the struggles of cancer and we want to do anything we can to unite and inspire people to persevere.”

Wellness Place Cancer Walk on May 18th, 2014
Wellness Place Cancer Walk on May 18th, 2014 – Photo Courtesy of Susan McConnell Photography

Chris’s father has been fighting cancer since 2012, and Chris says he knows how important education and resources are in the fight against the disease. “Organizations like Wellness Place are amazing gifts to families dealing with cancer. I know we can all benefit from seeking help during stressful times.”

In addition to his father, Chris lost his mother-in-law in 2011 from cancer. His grandfather died just three weeks before her from throat cancer. The band’s drummer, Mike Zaitz, lost his mother to brain cancer.

Modern Day Romeos is honored to be able to join Wellness Place supporters and participants at this special gathering to celebrate life and remember those who’ve been lost. We know it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”  And Chris says they’re planning a great show just for Wellness Place at this weekend’s event!

(CLICK HERE to register or CLICK HERE to donate.)

For a preview, check out ModernDayRomeos.com or this video which captures the band’s signature sound and stage presence.

Opening ceremonies for the Walk begin at 11:00 a.m. at The Arboretum of South Barrington.  The event is family friendly and includes children’s activities, balloon release ceremony, food, raffles, and the live music concert by Modern Day Romeos. Registration for the Walk includes a T-Shirt and is $35 for adults, $25 for those 7 to 16, and free for children six and younger. Special tickets for those interested in attending the concert only will be available for $5.

Proceeds generated benefit Wellness Place cancer-related counseling, education and support programs which are provided free of charge to survivors, families and caregivers. For information about registration and sponsor opportunities, call LeeAnn Atwood at 847-241-5973 or visit WellnessPlaceWalkRun.kintera.org.  And to follow the latest Wellness Place updates about people, news and events, CLICK HERE to find their Facebook page or visit WellnessPlace.org.


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