Musical Events

events by The Ryan Anthony Foundation

The Mission

Through exciting & unique musical events featuring the talents of brass musicians worldwide, CancerBlows raises both awareness and money to encourage research for cancers with a focus on blood cancers & multiple myeloma.

The music and the mission go on...

CancerBlows was intended as a singular moment-in-time but response has been so overwhelming that we’re continuing the fight with more exciting events including the ones featured below.

Song for Hope

Please consider supporting A Song For Hope: The Ryan Anthony Story. A talented group of filmmakers is currently following Ryan – capturing his journey through terminal cancer and telling the story of how music has the power to heal and transform our lives. Interested investors may purchase a share of the film for as little as $12,000 but all donations make a difference in their ability to tell the story properly and then distribute it to a wider audience. A substantial portion of profits from the movie will support cancer research and The Ryan Anthony Foundation. More information is available at

Lone Tree Brewing Co

Lone Tree Brewing Company 5th Annual Brews 4 CancerBlows July 5th - Denver, CO

This July, Lone Tree Brewing Company will once again support CancerBlows with a special CB collaboration brew with another Colorado brewery. This time this beer will be available in six-packs to take home as well as at the tasting room. There will be a celebration event at LTBC on July 5th with a silent auction and, of course, lots of great music by jazz trumpeter Al Hood and his band. For more information, visit

N TX Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day – September 19th

Please consider a donation to CancerBlows on North TX Giving Day Sept. 19, 2019. Donations made to CB through the NTGD website link on the 19th are eligible for bonus funds from the Communities Foundation of Texas. A link to the donation site will be available here on Sept. 19. For more info, visit

Our condolences to the families of the following individuals who have chosen to honor their memory by requesting donations to CancerBlows in lieu of flowers. To make a memorial donation by credit card, you may click Donate here and note the memorial in the Memo Section.

You may also send a check to:
The Ryan Anthony Foundation
1515 N Town East Blvd, Ste 138-449
Dallas, TX 75150

Ethel "Nona" Huggins of San Diego, CA
Nona, Ryan Anthony's step grandmother, has supported him through his battle with multiple myeloma.

James "Jim" Black of San Diego, CA
Jim, a friend of Ryan Anthony's father, was a warrior who fought his own brave battle against multiple myeloma.

William "Duke" Ayres of Manassas, VA
Duke, who passed away February 14, was Niki Anthony's uncle and a gifted musician. He lost his beloved wife, Debbie, to cancer two years ago. Obituary

We send our prayers to the families and wish to express our gratitude for their support.

Support The Ryan Anthony Foundation through Amazon Smile

If you can’t find it in the CancerBlows online store, you can find it on Amazon (or you don’t need it!). Every time you shop on Amazon through Amazon Smile a portion of your purchase is donated back to The Ryan Anthony Foundation/CancerBlows.

Visit and select The Ryan Anthony Foundation as your charity and then all you have to do is shop online


All good things come to those who wait...

We are so excited to announce that the 2017 CancerBlows: The Legends Return CD/DVD Combo Pack is finally available now in our webstore and we believe it has been worth the wait!

In addition to highlights from The Legends concert, the DVD has many great Special Features including The Principals Concert; a recap of the MMRF Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma Mt. Fuji climb; and video from Ryan Anthony’s acceptance speech for the MMRF’s Courage and Commitment Award.

Your continued support of The Ryan Anthony Foundation and CancerBlows helps fund cancer research with a focus on blood cancers like multiple myeloma. Every day we are closer to a cure with exciting new therapies like CAR-T currently in clinical trials.

The Legends Return DVD

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Event Beneficiaries

All profits from 2017 CancerBlows: The Legends Return events benefit Baylor Health Care System Foundation and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Baylor Health Care System Foundation Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Ryan Anthony

Ryan's Story

In November 2012, Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal trumpet, Ryan Anthony had just completed a guest appearance with his old group, Canadian Brass and wasn’t feeling well. After the concert, Ryan told his wife, Niki, that he felt like his entire body was “jangling” as he ran off-stage.

Recent chronic aches & pains had sent the then 43-yr old to multiple doctors searching for the cause. Blood tests revealed abnormalities but multiple doctors reassured him that “it can’t be cancer” because Ryan was too young to be a candidate for the types of cancers that caused his symptoms. Fortunately one doctor decided to test for cancer “just in case”. The Monday after the Canadian Brass concert, Ryan & Niki got the call that no one anticipates or is prepared for – especially with two young children in elementary school – Ryan had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a terminal cancer of the bone marrow that most often appears in patients 65 and older.

Read Ryan's Full Story View image gallery on Ryan's journey

Event Schedule

Event Schedule

Explore the plans scheduled for the whole event

Monday, May 8: The Principals Recording Session Artists

Accompanied by Imperial Brass

Ryan Anthony

Ryan AnthonyCancerBlows founder; Principal Trumpet, Dallas Symphony Orchestra; former Canadian Brass member; International Trumpet Soloist

David Krauss

David KraussPrincipal Trumpet, MET Orchestra

Chris Martin

Chris MartinPrincipal Trumpet, New York Philharmonic

Tom Rolfs

Tom RolfsPrincipal Trumpet, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops

Michael Sachs

Michael SachsPrincipal Trumpet, Cleveland Orchestra

Mark Gould

Mark Gould [Retired]NY Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Tom Booth

Tom BoothDallas Symphony Orchestra

Kevin Finamore

Kevin FinamoreDallas Symphony Orchestra

Russell Campbell

Russell CampbellDallas Symphony Orchestra

Mark Hughes

Mark HughesPrincipal Trumpet, Houston Symphony Orchestra

Kyle Sherman

Kyle ShermanPrincipal Trumpet, Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra

Chris Oliver

Chris OliverDallas Symphony Orchestra

Barry Hearn

Barry HearnDallas Symphony Orchestra

Stanley Friedman

Stanley FriedmanComposer and Former Principal Trumpet of Israel Philharmonic

Imperial Brass

Imperial BrassDallas Brass Band