BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Good times and a good cause. That’s exactly what the Media Music Jam is about.
The event brings local media figures together, to sing a little song and raise money for cancer patients. However, the show will have to wait another year to go on.
Steve Flores, the event’s founder, says, “It’s the ongoing crisis of COVID-19. No one knows when this can be sold out and filled up with people again.”
Flores says they want to keep things safe, but it’s disappointing to postpone.
“The thing that weighs on us the most is that we aren’t able to raise money for families who are going through their cancer journey.”
The annual musical function was on track to break a fundraising record.
“We’ve raised almost a half a million dollars in those six years, 475,000 dollars. This year was going to be the year we hit the half a million mark.”
And that money would go directly to patients battling cancer right here in Kern County.
They work directly with the Kern County Cancer Foundation to get that money to patients battling cancer.
“There’s a panel of people from the different cancer centers here who look at all the cases and which people are in most need of the money that we raise.”
The organization feels hopeful that next year will be even better. When we’re back at the Crystal Palace, ready to raise money and bring down the house.
“It’s heart breaking that we aren’t able to do it. So we are looking forward to June 22 of 2022 for sure.”
For those interested in helping cancer patients in Kern County, you can visit the Kern County Cancer Foundation's website.