By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
There's nobody in his circle of friends and family who hasn't been touched by cancer. That's the sentiment of Steve Flores of Thee Majestics, who's working with musicians in the local media to put on the Media Music Jam, which benefits the Kern County Cancer Fund.
Flores appeared on "First Look with Scott Cox" on Wednesday -- along with many of the performers -- to talk about the jam, to be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace. Tickets are available at vallitix.com or 322-5200.
There will be about 22 performers, Flores said, "all of them, without exception, are pretty serious about having fun."
Music will range from Amy Winehouse to Glenn Miller to Santana to Josh Turner.
It's "a very electic menu that we've picked from," Flores said of the music.
The goal is to raise $20,000, which Michelle Avila from the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center Foundation for Community Wellness said is the average out-of-pocket cost paid by someone going through cancer.
Flores said his hope is that cancer will go the way of polio in our lifetime.
"There is more hope out there that we are actually going to do this," Cox sad of people no longer having cancer.