When his mom, a non-smoker, was blindsided with a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer, Austin Kuzara had an idea. He and his friend Andrew were both in rock bands. Their two bands combined with three more recruited bands to form a Concert For Cancer.
The teens, both West Seneca East students, ended up raising over $2,000 for Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Austin's mother Patty, currently in treatment, attended the event and partied with generous concertgoers.