Brookfield-based rock cover band Decades headlines at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center to benefit Ann's Place. New lead singer, Wendy Mitchell, is happy to be celebrating 5 years cancer-free this February and has chosen to give back to Ann’s Place, a Danbury charity that helped her when she was diagnosed with a rare type of breast cancer called Triple Negative Metaplastic Carcinoma, only found in 1% of women.
Decades is comprised of seasoned musicians who play a wide variety of music from the '50s to today's music. Joe Sassano of Ridgefield is the lead singer and plays bass. Kevin McLain of New Fairfield and Brookfield's Bob Ralston play guitar. Drummer Frank Aulenti is from Monroe and vocalist Wendy Mitchell is from Newtown but currently resides in Ridgefield.
Mitchell has blogged about her journey to raise awareness and encourage people to do self exams, which saved her life. She underwent intense treatment to remove any last trace of cancer and has held four benefit concerts for Ann's Place and Relay for Life since being diagnosed. Mitchell's oncologist was Dr. Robert Cooper, a highly acclaimed physician and co-founder of Ann's Place.
Mitchell says music, prayer, and the support of her church, friends, family and "sisters" at the Danbury Irish Cultural Center is what helped to get her through. Click here to read her story.
Food, beverages and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Raffle prizes include:
(2) Tickets to see Altan, a Celtic band, at The Ridgefield Playhouse
(2) George Carey Comedy show at The Danbury Palace Theater
(2) Movie tickets to The Prospector Theater
(1) Gift basket from UK Gourmet
Entry to the benefit concert is a $10 suggested donation with all proceeds going to Ann’s Place. The kitchen opens with a pub menu at 5:30 p.m. If you or someone you love has been touched by cancer, please join us and help raise money for a great cause!