Kris Allen Plays Benefit Concert in Colorado, Plus More!

29 Apr

Kris is in Colorado Springs, CO today playing a benefit concert for Diego and Lexi, both cancer patients that are undergoing bone marrow transplant surgeries.

Credit: 98.9 Magic FM

Here is an article about the event and how you can contribute:

Your American Idol Kris Allen is coming to Southern Colorado to help out Diego & Lexi! Diego & Lexi are 2 brave children fighting the battle against cancer and are prepping to undergo bone marrow transplant surgeries right now. Kris has graciously offered to come and spread the gift of music and joy into the lives of some of Southern Colorado’s special children with cancer.

You can help Diego & Lexi by waking up weekday mornings and listening to The George McFly Experience for your chance to purchase autographed photos of superstar American Idol Kris Allen (minumum of $20.00 donation please. Photos will be available for pick-up on Thursday). Proceeds go to aid Diego & Lexi with help from The Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders in The Rocky Mountain Cancer Building! Find it in your heart to help Diego & Lexi, and all the brave little children living with cancer. Thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts for allowing Magic FM help our community.

Please send or drop off donations to:

Citadel Broadcasting c/o Diego & Lexi
6805 Corporate Dr. Suite 130
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

(Cash, Check or Money Orders only please)

If you need more information or directions please call 593-2700

After the concert, Kris toured the children’s floor and visited with the kids. Here is a photo gallery.

Interview:

Mobile Link
Credit: myeyesareonyouyeah

Article about event:

Colorado Connection: American Idol winner comes to the Springs for a good cause

By Brittney Hopper
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO — Six-year-old Lexi Davenport was diagnosed with leukemia in 2007. She was in remission for two years before just recently finding out her cancer is back.

“We thought she was cured and we thought that she was out of the woods. A few weeks ago she relapsed and it came back pretty aggressive and we were told we need a bone marrow transplant for her,” said Eric Davenport, Lexi’s dad.

But during American Idol winner Kris Allen’s performance, Lexi was given the chance to not think about her cancer. Listening to his live performance with her friends she says was “cool” and is why Kris Allen says he wishes he could do this every day.

“To make a kid smile and glowing, especially kids who are going through hard stuff, it means a lot.Iit’s a really cool thing to do that just by showing up,” said Allen.

Money is being raised to help Lexi and four-year-old Diego Ramirez. He couldn’t be there because he’s in the hospital, but did get to watch the performance via Skype. Both are suffering from leukemia and are currently being prepped for bone marrow transplants. Donations are for both families to help relieve some of the financial stress and bills.

“To see the outpouring of people who came to help us and Lexi right now it’s just extra special,” said Eric Davenport.

The Davenport family just found out Lexi’s older brother is a match for the bone marrow transplant.

Those who want to contribute to the fund can send donations to:

Citadel Broadcasting

c/o Diego Ramirez and Lexi Davenport

6805 Corporate Drive #130

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Kris has another event tonight (private) presented by my 99.9, Kris Allen Uncorked at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO.

Another interview – Leslie Fichera from KKTV 11 News interviews Kris Allen on 4/28/10 at the The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO.:

Mobile Link
Credit

Picture gallery from my 99.9.

Credit: my 99.9

Credit: my 99.9

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