Roger Daltrey, Joan Jett rock for Teen Cancer America at the Kimmel Center

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Two rock icons have joined forces to present a unique evening of music and philanthropy at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts in the heart of Philadelphia on Monday, July 28.

Roger Daltrey, of legendary rock band The Who and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts have pledged their support for Teen Cancer

Roger Daltrey. Submitted photo

Roger Daltrey. Submitted photo

America (TCA) and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Event proceeds will support enhancing adolescent and young adult programing for patients in CHOP’s world-renowned Cancer Center by creating a new space completely dedicated to the unique needs of this special population.

Daltrey, who is the driving force behind Teen Cancer America, and also a longstanding patron of the UK’s Teenage Cancer Trust, said, “I am so delighted that we are partnering with CHOP to improve the lives of teenagers living with this terrible disease. Joan and I are looking forward to our collaboration to deliver an outstanding evening of music while raising much needed funds to grow CHOP’s programming for adolescents and young adults with cancer.” 

Teenagers who are being treated for cancer have emotional and social needs that are different than their younger counterparts. They’re facing a frightening diagnosis and treatment during what is already a time of great physical, social and emotional change,” said Steven M. Altschuler, MD, chief executive officer of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “We are thrilled that Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts also recognize the needs of this unique patient population and are committed to working with us to improve their patient experience and quality of life.”

Tickets for the concert are available from $75 to $150 at kimmelcenter.org, 215-893-1999 or the Kimmel Center box office (Broad & Spruce Streets).  Exclusive Meet & Greet VIP Packages are also available.

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