Hundreds turn out for 'Concert for the Cure'

 MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- The sound of trumpets and guitars help to lighten the mood as hundreds of folks partake in a free concert by the Whistle Pigs.

For folks like Mike Vaszari, Friday night was about more than just music.

"It hit me like a ton of bricks," Vaszari said.

Seven years ago, he was diagnosed with cancer. His central nervous system had lymphoma.

"I was given 3 to 6 months to live," Vaszari said. "And 12 months with chemo."

Uncertain of what his future would look like, he underwent chemotherapy treatments on a monthly basis for over a year. It was a tough battle, but when the musician found out he was cancer free, it was music to his ears.

Vaszari is one of the lucky ones.

"Cancer is still a very difficult disease to treat whether it's breast cancer or other kinds of cancer," Dr. Robin Zon, with Michiana Hematology Oncology, said. "In fact, by 2020, cancer will be the number one killer of all people.

Her group is responsible for Friday night's concert.

She and others look forward to events like these. They hope it will raise awareness and encourage people to get checked out."

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