Rock Concert Raises Money to Fund Cancer Research

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The family of a Rolling Meadows woman who succumbed to cancer two years ago never expected her memory to drive a rock concert. But when the outcome benefits cancer research, they were willing to let their hair down.

Anita Tibbles, formerly of Rolling Meadows, was one of five women remembered at a cancer research fund-raiser held Sept. 9 at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg. The bash brought five local rock bands on stage, whose performances benefited the California-based City of Hope.

Tibbles' brother, Danny Faillo of Schaumburg and a musician himself, conceived the idea. After losing his sister, he realized four other women close to him had succumbed to cancer in the prime of their lives: Susie Bove of Arlington Heights, Shirley Condron of Schaumburg, Leslie Anderson of Kildeer, and Grace Weitzman of Chicago.

Faillo serves as the president of one of the 15 Chicago-area chapters of City of Hope. The California-based treatment center is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases through innovative research and patient care. …