Dear Friends,

Not many people know this, but in 2016 I was diagnosed with Stage Four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and started chemotherapy treatment at Stony Brook Cancer Center just two days after the GSBMF ended that year.

Since then, I’ve spent a lot of time at Stony Brook Cancer Center as a patient, and in the company of their doctors and researchers. It was alarming to learn that Long Island has one of the highest rates of cancer in the country. What’s encouraging is that we’ve never been closer to a cure and the Stony Brook Cancer Center has made  game-changing strides in eliminating this horrible disease.

Through the Great South Bay Music Festival, we want to be a part of their work to find cures, and the money you donate through the “Music Fest Fund” will go to help support new therapies for the children and adults at the Stony Brook Cancer Center, who are fighting this brave battle.

I am thankful and humbled that I am one of the lucky ones, as I am now cancer free… a survivor! But too many are not so lucky. I hope that you, our Festival Family will help by donating as little, or as much as you can. With your support, Stony Brook’s therapy program can be part of the next big success in cancer care, will save lives, and give hope to patients and their families in our Long Island community and far beyond.

Thanks to all of my family, friends, and extended musical and GSBMF family for being in my life, and for your support of this critical effort. Much love!


Stony Brook Cancer Center continues to be a beacon of hope for Long Island residents. 

When someone is told they have cancer, their search begins to find the best doctors and a center with advanced cancer medicine and technology. Fortunately for our Long Island community, patients do not have to go far to find the leader in cancer treatment, clinical trials and research.

At Stony Brook Cancer Center, each patient is provided with a personalized care plan through the collaborative and coordinated efforts of our multidisciplinary teams. Our overall goal is to provide the safest, most effective and highest quality cancer care to every individual who seeks treatment through our Cancer Center.

Why is Stony Brook Cancer Center important to our residents?

Anytime someone is very sick with a life-threatening illness, having to travel a great distance for therapy is very difficult, adding unnecessary physical and emotional challenges as well as costs that may limit patients’ access to the best care. Cancer treatment is physically, emotionally and spiritually taxing. Having your care team and support system close to home eliminates this additional burden.

Leading translational research

To enhance the care we deliver, we continue to stand at the forefront of cancer research and clinical trials on Long Island. By integrating research with clinical care, our goal is to move treatments as efficiently and as quickly as possible from the laboratory to the patient.

With your support, Stony Brook Cancer Center’s innovative novel-therapy research programs can be part of the next big success in cancer care. You will be helping to bring the latest medical advances in cancer medicine and research to your community.

We appreciate your support!

You have already contributed to this important cause by purchasing a ticket to the Great South Bay Music Festival. One dollar from each ticket sale will go to our “GSB Music Fest Fund” for Stony Brook Cancer Center. If you would like to make an additional donation, please click here.

Donate today Great South Bay Music Fest Fund for Stony Brook University Cancer Center. If you would like to make an additional donation click here.
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