Julian Rock Memorial: Spreading love in the wake of tragedy

Julian Thorvund lived just two days, but the love he brought into this world continues through the commitment his parents have made, in his memory, to help families in similar situations. You can read more about Don and Becky’s story on their blog.

After struggling with the pain of losing Julian, Don and Becky Thorvund wanted to do something positive to help other families. From the Julian Rock Memorial Web site:

“In his memory, it is our desire to help other children and families with catastrophic pediatric diseases. If we can help one child live a longer, happier life or prevent one parent from having to choose a casket and flowers for their child, then our Julian’s memory will live on with others as well.”

Don and Becky started the Julian Rock Memorial in 2011 with a benefit concert and silent auction, raising more than $7,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. It has become an annual event, and continues this year. We’re so privileged that we’ve been invited to perform at the concert here in San Jose.

Julian Rock Memorial Benefit          

Join the event

Sunday May 20, 2012 – 11 am  to 5 pm
Guitar Showcase
3090 South Bascom, San Jose


The Dan Goghs – 11:30-12:15
Hang Jones – 12:30-1:15
Dedicated Maniacs 1:30-2:15
Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon – 2:30 – 3:15
Ghost Town Hangmen– 3:30 – 5:00

The silent auction includes instruments, accessories and rock memorabilia from Godin Guitars, USA Custom Gutiars, Steve Vai, Greg Khin, Riverdogs, John Mayer, Fretted Americana, Duran Duran, Dave Navarro and many others.

If you’re in town, come out and hear some great music, and bid on some terrific silent auction items. Even if you’re not able to attend the benefit, you can donate to St. Jude’s through the Julian Rock web site.


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