Good morning friends! (yes, it is 1:37 am as I write this and I am not sleeping. Mid-Terms will do that to ya... anywho...) I have to say Jon Foreman and the Switchfoot guys just can't stop helping people. It's like part of their nature. New on the Switchfoot.com homepage is a message from Jon about a benefit show for Terrin Durfey, a friend and hero of his. Read more:
Benefit for Terrin Durfey
Monday October 20, 2008
Belly Up Tavern
143 S. Cedros Ave
Solana Beach, CA 920757pm doors
please click here to purchase tix: Click here
Please click here to see how you can help!
Note from Jon....
"When we were kids we all had our heroes: ball players, musicians, actors, and role models. Many of these childhood heroes fall from grace as we learn more about them. This is not the case with Terrin Durfey.
Terrin was a hero of mine in high school and still is a hero today. His music still is a huge inspiration. More recently his heroic fight against cancer has helped to remind me of the most important elements of life. His attitude throughout this battle has been such an encouragement to me to stay strong and stay positive.
I recently received the news that his cancer situation has become worse and is going downhill. The doctors can't seem to find a chemotherapy that will work and the oncologist just gave word that he's out of ideas. Terrin is not giving up though. He's staying positive, staying hopeful and looking for ways to carry on.
In thinking through his story I am reminded of how precious life is. There are so many aspects of this life that are out of my control. And yet, I cannot allow these circumstances to overshadow my own choices. So, inspired by Terrin's fight a few friends of mine and I have decided to throw a benefit concert/ party for Terrin Durfey.
The belly up is giving us a great deal, so after we pay them a small fee, we give the rest of the money to Terrin.
It's short notice but time is of the essence. Please come out and support an incredible example of life. San Diego is an incredible place filled with incredible folks. We all need each other. Let's support Terrin and his wife now in this dark time.
we'll have more musicians confirmed soon, stay tuned.
If you live in the San Diego area, please consider going and helping out. Nothing like hearing great music from a guy who is a hero to many of us, while helping out a hero of his. It's a win-win situation. Thanks friends. Have a wonderful day.