Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Make Cancer a No Brainer Charity Auction

Brad Mastrine's (who some of you may remember ran The Faded Line) wife Mindy was diagnosed with 2 brain tumors in August 2012, weeks before her 40th birthday. No warning signs - he just woke up to her having a grand mal seizure at 4am. Again, no warning signs, no history - totally out of the blue. Two craniotomies and 17 months of chemo later and she's doing well! But the tumors will come back... The good news is that they're in a lull - a new normal for awhile. But as a husband and father, he can't idly sit waiting for the MRI scans to show growth. Brad was shocked at how little funding brain tumor research receives each year even though it’s the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children under age 20 and in males ages 20-39.

So Brad tapped his music friends and colleagues and have put together a pretty impressive auction and named it Make Cancer a No Brainer. And he needs everyones help spreading the word socially.

Some highlights:
-Phish Spusta 2010 signed by Marq and Phish
-Panic en la Playa gold uncut variant by Jeff Wood
-Coachella '14 sunset foil from Emek

Pair of tickets to:
-Miami: Phish 1/3/15
-Denver: Pearl Jam, Usher, Fleetwood Mac, Black Keys, Widespread Panic (3-day passes), String Cheese NYE VIPs, STS9 NYE, The Motet Halloween
-Las Vegas: KISS, Shania Twain

-Keith Urban signed guitar
-Preservation Hall Jazz Band signed tambourine
-J Mascis Fender Jazzmaster with signed poster
-PRS Guitar SE Mikael Akerfeldt SE electric guitar & case
and other signed posters and merch from My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Drive-By Truckers, Alabama Shakes and a bunch of others.

So please take a look at the auctions, bid if you like, forward to others who may be interested.

Head over to and check out the auctions and more info.

1 comment:

  1. Very sad to hear this news, Brad is a great guy! Hope the auction goes well, thanks to all the donators and you for posting this!