Today, May 8th has been proclaimed "Sock Out Cancer Day" for the second straight year by the New York State Senate and Assembly. Members of the New York State Senate and Assembly showed their support by wearing multi-colored socks with each color representing the various forms of cancer diagnoses.

This goes along with the Sock Out Cancer benefit concert with William Close and The Earth Harp Collective this Friday, May 11th at the Forum Theatre.

Sock Out Cancer helps the families of those battling cancer and proceeds from the concert will benefit financially distressed cancer patients being treated by Lourdes Hospital and UHS in our area.

We all know someone whose life has been affected by cancer and the toll it takes on the patient and their families. I lost my grandfather, Emerson Kipp in 1982 when I was a Senior in High School.

We all lost "Super" Cooper Busch to Acute Myeloid Leukemia on Sunday morning, May 6th. You can help out the Busch family by getting Sock Out Cancer’s bright socks by calling 607-338-SOCK (338-7625) through this Friday, May 11th.

The net proceeds from these sock sales along with the net proceeds from the socks sold during the May 11 Sock Out Cancer Benefit Concert will directly benefit the Busch family.

[via The New York State Senate/Sock Out Cancer]