WALK RAISES THOUSANDS
Participants in the Walk Against Cancer warm up in the shadow
of the famed HOLLYWOOD sign in preparation for the 5K walk.
Organizer Betty Collignon, touched by the warm response stated, "I want to thank everyone who supported the WALK and attended the Canter's Autograph Session. Your response was greater than I expected! I hope everyone had a wonderful day! The money is still being collected, for the Walk and Silent Auction -- we were able to raise over $8,000.00 for cancer research in Carl's memory with these two events."
"Billy is a wonderful friend, and I thank him for helping me get everyone together to honor Carl. His tribute concert was an evening I will never forget! " says Betty. "It was hard work but well worth it! Thank you Ricci, Desi, Kowalski, Meros, Foskett, Figueroa, Marilyn, Diane, Ginger, Carnie, Wendy, Owen, Skunk, Michael, Barbara, Justyn, Jonah, Carl B., Mario, and Carol for the personal time you gave to meet everyone. I love you all!"
ROCKIN' THE ROXY FOR CARL
At the start of the show, Billy said, "Who knows? Maybe some of us will hear Carl sing tonight."
Speaking about the success of the concert, Billy noted, "Including proceeds from The Roxy and additional donations, we will have raised approximately $50,000 for the American Cancer Society. More importantly, we have raised people's consciousness to the value of Carl Wilson not only as a singer and performer, but as a most special human being and friend."
"It was like a big family reunion, where people rekindled old friendships and some fences were mended. Carl used to say that, 'Music has the power to heal,' . . . I feel that we have all healed just a little bit more because of this show".
Jackson Browne, Brian Setzer, and Wendy Wilson give it their all.
Walk photo: copyright © 1998, DON SHEPPARD. Roxy concert photos: copyright © 1998, SHAWN O'GRADY. Walk logo and Carl photo courtesy of SHERRI SKANES.
Updated on February 5, 2001