Portland, Oregon – A Portland teen with Type 1 Diabetes has turned her frustration with the disease into action. 16 year old Alex Morrison has organized a concert tomorrow night called Music For A Cure. Proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Faustman Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Morrison, who’s had Diabetes since she was 5 years old, says “I wanted to have this benefit because I want to feel like I am doing something productive toward something I hate and complaining won’t help.”
The line up includes jazz bassist Andre St. James, and jazz singer Robert Hicks as well as others. The concert is April 26th at 7 p.m. at Pacific Crest Community School. Adults are asked to make a $10 donation. Suggested donation for kids 17 and under is $5.