• Ashley Wootton | Contributing Writer

Funky Bones concert raises $549 for cancer

Lambda Pi Eta, the communication studies honors society, collaborated with band Jerry 22 on the Funky Bones concert at Buffington’s on Thursday, Nov. 1.

The event raised $549 for Be The Match, an organization dedicated bone marrow cancer research and providing marrow to patients with blood cancers.

Lambda Pi Eta not only raised support and funds for research but also paid tribute to Mark Vail, a GC rhetoric professor who died from bone marrow cancer in 2015.

“He was a beloved professor,” said Jamie Downing, Lambda Pi Eta co-adviser and GC rhetoric assistant professor.

“All the proceeds we get tonight go to bone marrow cancer research,” said senior Chris Mott, who is the drummer for Jerry 22 and treasurer for Lambda Pi Eta.

Jerry 22 is a local band comprised of three members, two of whom are GC students. When the band took the stage, neon lightsand lasers ashed, andthe crowd cheered.

“I love live music and local bands,” said Summer Sanders, a special education major. “I’m here to support.”

Mott describes Jerry 22’s music as a cross between psychedelic alternative rock and R&B funk, with many different artists influencing their music.

He went on to explain that each member has different music preferences and different artists who have impacted them individually.

As a band, all three of their styles have merged into one unique and alternative sound, making them a Milledgeville favorite.

Mott said the band was excited to play at the event to raise awareness and “be a part of something bigger than ourselves.”

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