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Our Story

On August 2017 our singer and beloved friend Matt Bencke was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer at the age of 45. He died a few weeks later, leaving behind his loving wife and two wonderful daughters. We did not give up, and decided to join the fight against this terrible disease.

In October of that year, and for three years in a row, we have been organizing a yearly concert/fundraiser in his memory, and a series of concerts in some of Seattle and New York’s most iconic venues, devolving all proceeds to the fight against Pancreatic Cancer. We were blessed by the presence on stage of friends such as James LeBrie, singer of Dream Theater, Dave Dederer, founder of The Presidents of the United States of America, multiple Grammy winners Bill Frisell and Cecile McLorin Salvant, among others.

You too can make a difference by attending one of our concerts, and making an online donation to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by clicking the button below. Any amount counts towards our fight!!

Our Guest Artists

Bill Frisell

Dave Dederer (POTUSA)

Cécile McLorin Salvant

James Labrie (Dream Theater)

Jen Ayers

Aaron Burnett

PanCAN's vision is to create a world in which all patients with pancreatic cancer will thrive. 

Their mission is to take bold action to improve the lives of everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer by advancing scientific research, building community, sharing knowledge, and advocating for patients.

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