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Concert to benefit a Lee County boy

Easton Blanchard Easton Blanchard

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

October 15, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany radio station and local businesses are coming together to sponsor a concert to benefit a Lee County boy.

Rock 103 will host Loserfest Saturday, October 18th at the State Theater. The concert will feature several rock bands including Prologic 3, Sent by Ravens, and HeadTripp. It will also include a Halloween costume contest.

After hearing about 9-year-old Easton Blanchard's medical expenses from an intestine transplant that his body rejected, Organizers decided to donate proceeds from the concert to his family.

"Finding out exactly how much money his family has had to pay out, I mean everybody is tight on money so why not do something good, not just put on a concert to make money or for everybody to go out and have a party, but do it for a reason for a cause," said Dan "Chunk" Crowder, Rock 103 D. J.

Loco's Grill and Pub is hosting the pre-party and will donate 10-percent of their profits Saturday to the Blanchards. Biobuzz and Walden and Kirkland Real Estate are also contributing. The all-ages show begins at 7:00 PM.

Easton's father will also perform, because his son has never seen him play.

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