“Rock the Cure” slams Presidents’ Hall

The annual Rock the Cure event to raise money to fight pediatric brain cancer is scheduled from 3 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at the Presidents’ Hall at the Fairgrounds.

Several bands are scheduled to play throughout the afternoon and evening, culminating in a jam session where anyone with a guitar is invited to play.

The event is dedicated to Miriam Adams, an 18-year-old Bremerton resident who lost her battle with brain cancer on Feb. 4.

“This will be our third event,”  said Julie Myers, Adams’ mother. “It started as a way for our musician friends to raise money for Miriam’s care. But she suggested that we could use this to raise money for everyone else who has the disease.”

Last year, the group donated $7,800 to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Group of Children’s Hospital in Seattle (where Adams was a patient). Myers said that many refreshments and other items are donated, but the group will still have to pay about $1,200 to the county to rent the facility.

The rock oriented schedule includes Bill Brown and the Kingbees, The Hatchet Wounds, Valley of the Dinosaurs, Lost Shaker Assault, Mercurius and the Flexxx.

Due to Adams’ recent death, Myers initially declined to produce the show this year, but her friends convinced her otherwise.

“I think about something that needs to be done and everyone else has it handled,” she said.

Tickets cost $5 for those younger than 19 and $10 for everyone else. Donations can be sent to Randy Adams, 2109 Eighth St., Bremerton, WA 98312.

Checks should be written to the Kitsap Friends of Children’s Guild. The guild is a registered nonprofit organization.

For information or to make corporate donations call Randy Adams at (360) 479-4820 or Julie Myers at (360) 373-8764.

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