ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Area residents got to listen to some great music this weekend, but it wasn't just to unwind and have a good time.
Rock the Ribbon featured five lively local bands in support of breast cancer research.
All the money from ticket sales will go toward continued funding at the Legacy Tumor Bank.
Kelly Cook, president of the Treva Hoffman Foundation, says they came up with this unique idea, hoping to capitalize on the huge local music scene. "It just so happened this year, that we weren't able to hold our Strike Out event during this time of the year, and we thought we've got all of these great bands offering their talents and their time to us, so why don't we just bring them all together and have a big concert and go for it?"
That's not a bad problem to have.
Performers approached the charity to help by the handfuls.
The tumor bank requires $40,000 a year just to operate.
The Treva Hoffman Foundation raised $65,000 last year from Douglas County alone.