Seattle Community Raising Money For Former KISW (99.9 The Rock) DJ Cathy Faulkner
February 25, 2016 at 12:12 PM (PT)
Former ENTERCOM COMMUNICATIONS Rock KISW(99.9 THE ROCK)/SEATTLE-TACOMA rock DJ CATHY FAULKNER has helped break the careers of some of the biggest names in rock, from PEARL JAM, ALICE IN CHAINS and SOUNDGARDEN to TOOL, CANDLEBOX and KENNY WAYNE SHEPHARD. ,Now, the SEATTLE all-star, music community has rallied its circle of support to raise funds for the woman who has uplifted so many, whose family is facing a major, life-altering crisis.
After suffering a brain injury, CATHY’s husband NELS MOULTON was surprisingly diagnosed with stage 4 Melanoma. The journey to this discovery has been met with staggering medical expenses combined with a loss of income for the family of three, including 11-year-old son, TREVOR.
Artists responding to the cause include JERRY CANTRELL and ALICE IN CHAINS, PEARL JAM, SOUNDGARDEN, CANDLEBOX, HEART, MUSE, TOM PETTY, WANZ and MACKLEMORE & LEWIS, AC/DC, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD, THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, GUNS N' ROSES, CARRIE M AKRE, TOOL, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, LENNY KRAVITZ, THREE DAYS GRACE and CAGE THE ELEPHANT. Unique items and fan experiences will be auctioned online via www.livesunsmart.org/teamnels beginning FEBRUARY 29th at 9a (PST).
Through a partnership with the LIVE SUNSMART FOUNDATION, TEAM NELS (the community of supporters who have rallied to assist the FAULKNER/MOULTON family) is hosting an online auction to raise awareness about the effects of skin cancer and to also help raise much-needed funds.
“Even with insurance, we are still dealing with a massive amount of medical bills that will continue for the foreseeable future. We are beyond grateful for the outpouring of support from our friends, family and the music community at large”, said FAULKNER. “We believe music fans will be excited about the unique items and experiences that will be available for bid.”
Among the unique and one-of-a-kind items available are guitars signed by JERRY CANTRELL and TOM PETTY, an autographed AC/DC poster; a 1903 copy of "Vitalogy" health encyclopedia signed by the four founding members of PEARL JAM; an autographed director's chair signed by the members of TOOL, an exclusive VIP fan experience with CANDLEBOX, a white Fender guitar signed by HEART's ANN and NANCY WILSON and a VIP package for their upcoming tour; a jacket autographed by members of GUNS N' ROSES; thrift shopping with WANZ, the GRAMMY-winning singer of MACKLEMORE & LEWIS' “Thrift Shop”; VIP DAVE MATTHEWS Concert Experience at THE GORGE, and more.
People may also make donations by, texting TEAMNELS to 72727. Updates can also be found on TWITTER (@TeamNels) and INSTAGRAM (@TeamNelsAuction).