Frankie Banali | Quiet Riot Drummer Works (and Plays) Through Stage 4 Cancer Fight
As the co-founder and heralded drummer of famed heavy metal band Quiet Riot, Frankie Banali was accustomed to being in control of his own destiny. Then he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Singer Michael McDonald with The Giving Arts founder, Robert Ferraro. McDonald champions many charitable organizations, including Artists Against World Hunger, The Community Foundation and Heal the Ocean.
Paul Stanley of Kiss with The Giving Arts founder Robert Ferraro. Stanley supports numerous charitable causes and founded the education program for About Face, a widely acclaimed organization dedicated to providing programs and support for people with facial disfiguration.
Singer and television personality Paula Abdul, with Giving Arts founder Robert Ferraro. Abdul's charity efforts are exhaustive. She supports causes benefiting animal welfare, AIDS & HIV, fostering and adoption, Alzheimer's Disease, Organ donation, and disadvantaged youths. TGA recently profiled her considerable efforts on behalf of the innovative cancer charity, Wigs & Wishes.
Singer / Songwriter James Taylor lends his time and voice to numerous causes, including The Rainforest Fund, Stand Up To Cancer, The Children's Health Fund, Save The Children, and a recent benefit to combat Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
Def Leppard's Rick Allen has spent considerable time with young people who have cancer, special needs, or are at-risk. The drummer also helps military veterans who suffer from PTSD through The Raven Drum Foundation, a non-profit he founded with his wife, Lauren Monroe.
Actress Jenna Elfman with the Giving Arts founder Robert Ferraro. Jenna has lent considerable support to many diverse causes, including the American Foundation for Aids Research (AMFAR), Best for Babes and the Dizzy Feet Foundation.
Starship singer Mickey Thomas has lent his voice and support to many causes, including animal welfare organization Noah's Wish and the Lili Claire Foundation, benefiting the families of children born with Williams Syndrome.
Grammy winning singer / songwriter Rick Springfield received the Beatrice Stern Media Award in 2018 for his exemplary work as a mental health advocate. He has helped support numerous other organizations in the past, including Best Buddies, and Autism Speaks.
Singer Taylor Dayne has supported and drawn attention to various diverse charities, and frequently performs at galas and fundraisers. Causes she champions include nature conservancy, the welfare of cambodian children, and comforting terminally ill adults.
Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke received a National Council for Behavioral Health award for his work with at-risk youth, and is a longtime board member of both Right Turn and Road Recovery, prominent organizations who address addiction and other challenges with creative programs.
Pop/Rock vocalist Tiffany is an official spokesperson for the American Heart Association, produces charity concerts for the Humane Society, and recently supported acclaimed children's charity, Red Kite.
Model / Singer Bebe Buell has supported a host of diverse causes, including the fight against breast cancer, animal abuse prevention (Last Chance For Animals), and assistance for impoverished parents of babies (Room to Grow).
Musician and Producer Don Was supports numerous causes, several of them music themed. They include Farm Aid, MusiCares, The Listen Campaign, The Grammy Foundation and Neil Young's Bridge School benefit.