Hey Bacci fans!
Peter and Paul are taking a day out from working on the new tracks to spend their time coming back home for a worthy cause. On September 30th, the duo will be doing a special performance at the Artisan Works building in memory of Tracy Springer...
Tracy Springer was a happy, healthy, energetic young woman who was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 31 in August of 2005. She always had her annual
gynecological check up. The tests never revealed that she had a HPV (Human Papillomavirus). Since the cancer had invaded her lymph system, she had radiation andchemotherapy treatments, which made her so sick, she was unable to work. Treatments lasted about 10 weeks and as she regained her strength she returned to work and her normal routines. She thought she had “beaten it.”
In the summer of 2008, Tracy was experiencing on-going back aches, and in October, Tracy was told the cancer had returned. Again, she started the painful and frustrating treatments. Her medical bills and living expenses were overwhelming and it was becoming increasingly difficult for Tracy to live life with any semblance of comfort, while also dealing with this incredibly trying time.
With the help of her friends and family, Tracy was involved in the planning of, what started as a cocktail party to help her offset some of these expenses, and turned out to be an incredible fundraiser! Over 700 friends and family gathered together at Northfield Food & Drink and raised, not only enough to take care of Tracy’s needs, but enough to help carry on her legacy.
On April 4th of 2009, Tracy’s Hope was born!
Tracy lost her battle May 1, 2009, but she wouldn’t let losing her life to this terrible disease quell her legacy and impact on the World. Having raised much more than was needed, Tracy made it clear that it was her Hope to help educate and vaccinate young women and men against the Human Papillomavirus, in hopes that they wouldn’t struggle with this devastating cancer.
To that end, the Tracy’s Hope Foundation has been formed as an officially incorporated not-for-profit organization funded through private and public donations to provide financial assistance for the education and/or immunizations for young people who cannot afford health insurance.
Bacci is pleased to announce they will be apart of this event
Friday, September 30th: 6pm to 11pm ARTISANworks
565 Blossom Road Suite L
Rochester, New York 14610