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Rock and Roll Hall of FamersRoger Daltry and Pete Townshend of The Who, decided ten years ago to do something about teen cancer. So, back in 2012, they founded the non-profit organization Teen Cancer America. 

And now, as they continue with their 2022 North American Tour, “The Who Hits Back,” they shared this heartwarming tenth anniversary video for Teen Cancer America.



According to the TeenCancerAmerica website, the organization “partners with hospitals throughout the United States to develop specialized facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer.” They “build teen friendly environments, enhancing the hospital experience,” “develop standards for age-targeted care, improve collaboration between pediatric and adult specialists and enable dedicated research to improve outcomes and survival for our young people.”

Daltrey and Townshend felt the need to give back to teens and young adults in the United States since it was this group who had been the main supporters of The Who during their early years.

Here are the results of TCA’s good work: They’ve partnered with 43 different hospitals, raised over $21 million dollars, cared for over 26,000 teen and young adult cancer victims, and supported over 100,000 family members.

“The Who Hits Back” North American Tour finishes up right here in Las Vegas, with concerts scheduled for Friday, November 4th, and Saturday, November 5th in Dolby Live at Park MGM. The tour’s website can be found here.

If you would like to learn more about Teen Cancer America, or if you would like to donate to this worthy cause founded by Daltrey and Townshend, click here.



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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.


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