ALICE COOPER Helps Raise $750,000 For Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
June 25, 2012, 5 years ago
Yesterday (June 24th) ALICE COOPER made a quick detour from his No More Mr. Nice Guy US. Tour to attend a fundraising event benefiting the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Omrf scientists have discovered an experimental compound that has shown effectiveness in shrinking tumors in lab animals, and the proceeds from this event will help pay for the clinical trials needed for people suffering from a deadly form of brain cancer.
Alice joined SHOOTER JENNINGS and his band on stage at the end of Jennings’ performance, ripping thru well received versions of CHUCK BERRY’s 'Nadine, and the immortal Cooper classic 'School’s Out'.
After the surprise performance, Alice offered for auction a once-in-a-lifetime On Stage With Alice package, and legendary University Of Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer provided the winning bid! Barry's bid contributed $50,000 at the urging of David Chernicky (who also won an On Stage With Alice auction, having just performed with Alice Saturday night in Atlanta). Through the generosity of David Chernicky and Barry Switzer, Alice helped to generate almost $2,000,000 for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
Coach Switzer will be joining Alice on stage at an upcoming show this year.
(Photo above courtesy of Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation)