Veteran punk singer and guitarist Dez Cadena has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Cadena was a member of several punk bands including Black Flag, Misfits, DC3, Vida, Ella & The Blacks, and Redd Kross. Friends and family of Cadena have started a GoFundMe page to help cover the costs for the legendary punk’s treatments.
Read their full letter below and donate here:
Dez has just finished debilitating radiation treatments, and is confident he will return to active performance again within a year. So Dez has had to take a long break from touring and recording and he had no other income to pay for the quite expensive treatments and doctor’s bills.
We ask you today to donate funds to help Dez’s cause, as this friendly man has given so much to the music community, and he is literally a living punk rock legend, having played on some of the classic records of the genre, and remains one of the most beloved members of the scene.
We ask you to please consider donating anything you can to help see Dez through the next year, so he can resume his proper place on the stages and records of our future. Thank you for assisting us in helping this very kind man in his time of need.
Best wishes, and thank you again!
Friends of Dez Cadena
So far the fundraisers have raised $6,200 of their $35,000 goal.