Bloomsday band to raise money for Vanessa Behan

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by TAYLOR VIYDO & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 30 at 7:30 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--One local band said they would be playing along the 2014 Bloomsday route raising money for a local charity.

The bandleader of Toxic Animals said their concert along the Bloomsday route would act as a benefit concert for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Center.

The band said they would collect donations as well as diapers for Vanessa Behan on Sunday as they played. The family crisis center runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is locally funded.

“We're fathers and family men as well. And some of us have personal stories where we have been in crisis ourselves and needed help. So if we can draw attention to a good cause and have fun and Bloomsday. Then that's what we want to do,” said guitarist James Robinson.

The band members said they also want to pump up the runners with their music.

"It just makes the runners feel a lot more comfortable as they're going by. You get the ‘whoo-hoo.’ It's an amazing feeling to get to do something like that,” said drummer Dale Wills. 

"It's always fun to play music. It's something I've always enjoyed. Doing a fundraiser makes it more valid,” said guitarist and vocalist Chris McClure.

The band said they would be playing all day Sunday along with other bands. They said they would be set up not far from the intersection of Boone and Lindeke.

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