ALT 1059/Honolulu Creates Fundraiser To Help PM-Driver Haz-Matt Fight Cancer
May 19, 2015 at 3:57 AM (PT)
OHANA BROADCAST Alternative KPOI (ALT 1059)/HONOLULU will host a "I HAZ CANCER” fundraiser for afternoon drive air personality HAZ-MATT (aka MATTHEW WELLS) on JUNE 6th at NEXTDOOR NIGHT CLUB in downtown HONOLULU with local comedians, musicians and a silent auction.
WELLS was diagnosed with a Stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in NOVEMBER 2014 after pain in his back was revealed to be a shattered vertebra caused by enlarged lymph nodes. He is undergoing chemotherapy, which is scheduled to be completed by the time of the fundraiser, and preparing for radiation treatments.
“I fully expect to get super powers from all these chemicals,” said WELLS. “Otherwise, I’m going to think cancer really sucks.”
WELLS finds it best for him to use humor to deal with the diagnosis and treatment, but understands the seriousness of the situation. “I’m really honored that my friends wanted to set up this event. It’s never easy asking for help, but I think they’ve done an amazing job making an event where everyone’s going to have fun. I can’t thank everyone enough for being a part of this and I hope to see a lot of people come out for a good time.”
OHANA BROADCASTING GM/RVP TERRY GILLINGHAM said, "Cancer is horrible in any situation, but when it hits this close to home we felt we had to do all we could to help. MATT isn’t just a co-worker, he’s a wonderful person and deserving of our support."
WELLS’ outlook is good, but expenses accompanying the disease are high. A silent auction is featured on ALT 1059’s FACEBOOK page with items including: rare movie memorabilia, movie and comic book art prints, and more.