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Home > The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center > News & Events > Featured News & Events > News & Events Archive
PRS Guitars Holds Benefit Concert for The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Paul Reed Smith Guitars hosted the acclaimed One Night One Show One Cause benefit with The Doobie Brothers for the Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center presented by the Baltimore Sun Media Group. The event took place on October 12 at the Modell Center for the Performing Arts at the Lyric Opera House in Downtown Baltimore.
Celebrating their 14th annual event, attendees attended a brilliant VIP pre-party honoring the life of Cara Becker. Cara’s father, Eric Becker presented the first Karma for Cara Excellence in Nursing Care to Kimmel Cancer Center inpatient nurse Cat Henderson. A performance by front man of Vertical Horizon Matt Scannell followed. Jon Levinson of Alex Cooper Auctioneers hosted a live auction with guitars from Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, The Baltimore Ravens, Buck Showalter and more. This year witnessed their most successful live auction in the history of the event raising over $180,000.
Photo: Eric Becker presenting the Inaugural Karma for Cara Excellence in Nursing to Kimmel Cancer Center Nurse Cat Henderson.
According to Paul Reed Smith, general managing partner of PRS Guitars, “this community is making a difference by standing together against cancer, we are grateful to the artists and the supporters for making this night possible.”
One Cause is the flagship benefit concert of PRS Guitars. Since 2000, PRS Guitars has raised over $3 million for the Living with Cancer Resource Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center also celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2013. The Living with Cancer Resource Program offers supportive care programming and education to cancer patients and families at Johns Hopkins free of charge.
Photo (L-R) Beverly Fowler, Eric Becker, Michael Hibler, Tom Johnston, Paul Reed Smith, Bill Beatson, Dr. William Nelson