Sammy Hagar, who is the former singer of Van Halen and current member of The Circle, talked about his disappointment caused due to the coronavirus outbreak via Forbes.
As you might already know, Sammy Hagar has been hosting the annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure charity event for years, and he has been paying the bills of radiation oncologist Jean Nakamura since then.
However, the coronavirus outbreak affected this event as well as it did the whole world. Because of that, the annual event forced to postpone for a year, which is really important for Sammy.
In the conversation, Sammy pointed out that he is committed to spending ten years on this project as he said earlier just to make sure that these scientists could pay their bills and said that he is looking for someone who could take over what he is doing right now.
Here is what Sammy Hagar said:
“The background of this whole thing I committed to 10 years to Jean Nakamura, who’s doing this incredible research with children who are born with brain tumors that have to be immediately radiated. We’re talking about golf ball brain tumors in an infant. And everyone knows radiation is a wonderful thing, but it usually always comes back.
They have to do it again and again or they have to take it out eventually. So she has this way of reinventing their immune system afterwards and they fight it off. She’s got teenagers from infant radiation that have never come back with her immune therapy.
So I heard about that and I said, ‘What do you need?’ She goes, ‘Well, I could really use an assistant so that I could spend more time in the laboratory. But we just don’t have the budget.’ So it goes straight to paying their salary for the year.”
“That’s why I got hooked on this. And this is a long-term deal, you can’t just do that for one year, so I committed to 10 years, to a million dollars.
I want to commit to my 10 years, then I want to find someone in the Bay Area to take it over. Anyone who’s willing to step up and do what I do.”
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