Saturday, September 21, 2013
| 12 pm
Museum Park Theater
N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease), a group of rock musicians who are also renowned gynecologic oncologists, headline UNC Rex Cancer Care’s Rock for Hope music festival supporting cancer awareness. The free festival (noon–5 pm) also includes opening acts Roger Gupton and Birds and Arrows, a food truck rodeo, a community health fair, and more.
The Rock for Hope festival seeks to raise awareness and support for those with cancer. Headliner N.E.D. was originally formed as a cover band at a medical conference. The six-member group writes and performs their own music. The band has played on the Today Show and in Times Square and is the subject of a new documentary. The band’s name comes from the words every cancer patient wants to hear, “No Evidence of Disease.”
Although their day jobs revolve around the operating room and caring for women who are fighting gynecologic cancers, the members of N.E.D. spend much of their free time raising awareness about women’s cancers through their music. Two of the band members are UNC physicians and see patients at both UNC and Rex: Dr. John F. Boggess is a professor of gynecologic oncology and leads the band on vocals and guitar, while Dr. John T. Soper is a professor of gynecologic oncology and also plays guitar.