Copper & Congress to headline SCI fundraiser

Copper & Congress to headline SCI fundraiser

Local Tucson band Copper & Congress will headline a concert Sunday, Aug. 4, to benefit the UACC's Skin Cancer Institute.

The event, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Jasper Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar, 6370 N. Campbell Ave., will include dinner, drinks and raffle prizes.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. It is estimated that more than 3.5 million new cases are diagnosed each year — more than all other cancers combined. The Skin Cancer Institute unites The University of Arizona Cancer Center’s many skin cancer prevention activities, bringing together innovative research, clinical care, education and community outreach.

The benefit concert will highlight the Skin Cancer Institute's annual Melanoma Walk on Nov. 2 and allow participants to sign up teams for the annual event as well as spread the word to the Tucson community about the importance of sun safety and skin cancer prevention.

Katie Haverly (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Patrick Morris (bass) of Copper & Congress perform as a duo.

Called “Tucson’s soon-to-be buzz band” by the Arizona Daily Star, Copper & Congress fuses elements of indie-rock, alternative, jazz and folk styles into a uniquely raw yet palatable pop sound. Their 2012 debut album The Leap Year was welcomed by rave reviews from local press and a wave of excitement from the local Tucson community.

Jasper Restaurant & Bar and restaurant manager Jillian Galla are recognized for their vision to create this community fundraiser. Located on the southeast corner of Campbell and Skyline in the Paloma Village Center, Jasper is committed to fostering community growth and connection through music, art, food and fun. A portion of proceeds from food and beverage sales will support the Skin Cancer Institute's mission to prevent and cure skin cancer through research, community outreach and education and patient care in Arizona.

-July 22, 2013