Local Teen Releases Tribute Song for Mom with Cancer

All proceeds from Jack Ohmes’ song to benefit Gilda’s Club Twin Cities

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WHAT:

  St. Paul high school senior, Jack Ohmes, will release his song, Stay with Me, to help families in the Twin Cities impacted by cancer. All proceeds from its download will go to benefit Gilda’s Club Twin Cities (GCTC).

 

GCTC provides free social and emotional cancer support services to anyone dealing with cancer, including those living with cancer – men, women, teens and children—and their families, friends and co-workers.
 
Twelve years ago Jack’s mother, Angie, was diagnosed with colon cancer and almost died twice from the side effects of her 10-month chemotherapy treatment. Three years later, she faced an ovarian cancer scare.
 
To help cope with his feelings, her oldest son Jack turned to music.
 
“The words I wrote are the thoughts I had as a kid,” said Jack. “I always hoped that I’d be able to share it because I knew other families living with cancer would be able to relate.”
 
Ohmes will perform his song during the GCTC Imagine a Place breakfast event on May 7. He is donating all proceeds from the song’s download to help remind Minnesotans’ no one has to face cancer alone.
 

WHEN:

Date: May 7, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m.
 

WHERE:

The GCTC Imagine a Place Breakfast
Bloomington Doubletree Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, Minnesota 55439

Song available for download on iTunes and Google Play following the event

 

PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Interviews will be available with Jack Ohmes and his family.
  • B-roll and photography will be available for those unable to attend.
  • To download Jack’s song today, click here.

ABOUT JACK OHMES:
Jack Ohmes wrote his song Stay with Me at age 14, when he was in eighth grade. Today, he is a senior at Mounds Park Academy. Jack has been accepted to Belmont University in Nashville where he will major in song writing, which is a four-year program for only 150 students. It is rare for a student to be accepted on the first application.

ABOUT GILDA’S CLUB TWIN CITIES:
Gilda’s Club Twin Cities (GCTC) is a nonprofit cancer support community located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. GCTC serves anyone who has been touched by cancer – men, women and children, and their families and friends – at any stage of the cancer experience. Gilda’s Club Twin Cities offers a comprehensive program of education, social activities, and support and networking groups as an essential supplement to medical care – all at no cost. Named after comedian Gilda Radner who died of cancer in 1989, the first clubhouse was opened in New York City in 1995 by her family and friends. For more information:

Contacts

PadillaCRT
Dani Litt, 612-327-7156
dani.litt@padillacrt.com
or
Gilda’s Club Twin Cities
Laurie Walker, 952-767-7626
laurie.walker@gildasclubtwincities.org

Release Summary

Local high school senior, Jack Ohmes, will release his song, Stay with Me, to help families in the Twin Cities impacted by cancer. All proceeds from its download will benefit Gilda’s Club Twin Cities.

Contacts

PadillaCRT
Dani Litt, 612-327-7156
dani.litt@padillacrt.com
or
Gilda’s Club Twin Cities
Laurie Walker, 952-767-7626
laurie.walker@gildasclubtwincities.org