He was referring to the cancer inside his body.
Moore and his family friends — Relay for Life’s Team Aloha — were passionate about helping the American Cancer Society find a cure for cancers — a way to kill “the alien.”
The Moores and their friends found a way to combine their dedication to finding a cure for cancer with another of their passions — bluegrass music, creating the Pic-A-Cure concert, now in its third year.
“Daddy wanted to put on a benefit bluegrass concert years ago, to hopefully raise money for the American Cancer Society,” said Amber Moore. “That was his goal and we’re trying to make it for him.”
This year’s concert will be held in Moore’s memory. Marty Moore passed away in February.
This year’s concert will be held 10 a.m. —9 p.m. Saturday, May 22 at the Rice Arena on Bakerville Road in Easley.
The line-up features 10 bluegrass bands sure to be familiar to regional bluegrass fans.
“We have a bunch of things for people to see and do,” Moore said.
The bands will take the stage at the following times, following a welcome and opening prayer at 10:30 a.m.
Steve Rackley, 10:45-11:15 a.m.; Family Harmony from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; Bluegrass Gentlemen, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.; Mountain Angels, 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.; Oconee County Boys, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.; Cane Creek, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.; Silas Creek, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.; Level Ground, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.; Carolina Backroads, 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. and Last Road, who’ll perform from 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
“All bands are donating their time,” Moore said.
A $10 donation at the gate gets you in all day, and children 12 and under are free,
BBQ and hot dogs will be sold all day, and all proceeds from food and tickets sales will go to the American Cancer Society, Moore said.
A silent auction will also be held during the concert.
This is the second year the event has been held at the Rice Arena. The first Pic-A-Cure was held in the auditorium of Gettys Middle School.
“This is an outdoor, open arena,” Moore said.
While there’s no set fundraising goal for the concert itself, Team Aloha members hope to raise at least $10,000 for the American Cancer
“Our Relay team wants to raise at least $10,000 again this year, if not more,” Moore said.
For more information on the concert call 859-2280 or look up the Pic-A-Cure III page on facebook.com.