The cancer clinic at the Drumheller and Area Health Foundation are a lot happier after a generous donation made by a local Hip Hop show. 
 
Hip Hop For A Cure raised $525 in ticket sales, raffle prizes and more.
 
"They had a subdivision that they donated the money we gave, it's called The Greater Good," stated organizer Thomas Schow. 
 
The cancer clinic hit home to Schow as his family spent some time in there in the past. 
 
"When I was 13, my dad was first diagnosed with colon cancer and he beat it. Two years later he had liver cancer and passed away when I was 17. When we finally got to host our own Hip Hop event we wanted to give back somehow because we've never really had the chance to do something like that in our lives. Cancer is one that touches everyone and it seemed like the right thing to do it for," expressed Schow. 
 
So, will there be more shows planned in the future?
 
"There's definitely plans for another event, same time next year. We called this one the first annual because we wanted to try to see if it could be successful, then keep it going," he noted. "It couldn't have gone any better in my eyes. Neighbour's loved it and the sponsors were happy, not much more you could ask for."
 
"We had two guys who have never performed in Drumheller who are from Drumheller, so they were pretty excited and had their family come to support them. It was definitely neat to provide that opportunity because someone provided that to us at one point in time."
 
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