Teen can­cer pro­gram gets some rock­ing sup­port­ers

Modern Healthcare - - OUTLIERS -

Rock­ers Roger Dal­trey and Pete Town­shend of the Who spent the 1960s and ’70s get­ting rich and fa­mous by mak­ing mu­sic that ap­pealed to that un­mis­tak­able blend of angst, pain and alien­ation felt only by teenagers and those who re­mem­ber those years.

Now, Dal­trey and Town­shend (who you prob­a­bly al­ready know are the singer and gui­tarist of the Who) are reach­ing out to an even more iso­lated de­mo­graphic: teens with can­cer. And they’re do­ing it with more than songs, con­certs and black T-shirts.

REED HUTCHIN­SON

Ear­lier this fall, Who singer Roger Dal­trey vis­ited some young can­cer pa­tients at Ron­ald Rea­gan UCLA Med­i­cal Cen­ter, which will house the new pro­gram for teenagers.

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