Roger visits the Angie Fowler Institute in Cleveland

By: Gus Chan, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Longtime frontman for The Who, Roger Daltrey, paid a visit to teen cancer patients at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.  Daltrey is a longtime supporter in the fight for improving diagnosis and treatment for teens with cancer.  He is a longtime patron of Britain’s Teenage Cancer Trust and is co-founder of Teen Cancer America.Daltrey, on an off day while on tour with the band, was in town playing a fundraiser, “A ROCKIN’ SUMMER SOIREE,” for Rainbow’s Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Institute.

Daltrey had a private tour of the cancer institute.  He also visited with teen cancer survivors and their families at the hospital’s Angie’s Rooftop Garden.  Daltrey presented a signed guitar that will be displayed in the lobby of the new 7th floor inpatient unit.

Daltrey, 73, and Pete Townshend are the only surviving members of the band that was founded in 1964 and inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

The Who began a brief U.S. tour last week and is scheduled to perform Tuesday in Grand Rapids, Mich., before a six-show residency in Las Vegas. The Who does not have an Ohio stop on this tour.

The Who last performed in Cleveland in 2000.

 

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