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.

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!

If you placed a preorder, it should deliver to you by April 15. If you do not receive it by then, please contact us at

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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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.

MMRF Team for Cures 5K Walk/Run – CancerBlows Team April 15

Exercise away those IRS tax-time blues and join the CancerBlows team at the MMRF Team for Cures 5K Walk/Run in Dallas on April 15. We are a laid-back team. You don’t have to be an athlete to participate and have fun! All participants receive a free MMRF and a free CancerBlows t-shirt too! Visit the website below and search for the CancerBlows team to sign up or donate.

Team For Cures

5th Birthday Sale April 19

Ryan turns five in April and we’re planning to celebrate with a big Birthday Sale in the CancerBlows Online Store along with new merchandise. Ryan underwent a stem cell transplant in April 2012 as part of his initial treatment. After chemo drugs reduced his white blood cell counts to zero, his stem cells were re-introduced, and his blood counts were rebuilt. Transplant nurses call transplant day your new birthday. Transplant resets many other things you wouldn’t imagine like vaccinations and sometimes even allergies.

While we’re thrilled to celebrate a 5th birthday, the sobering fact is many MM patients never make it. Despite many advances in treatment of MM, there is still only a 51% survival rate five years after diagnosis. Be sure to shop the 5th Birthday Sale the week of April 19 and continue supporting cancer research so more patients will see five and even ten year “birthdays”.

Five Years

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concert Under the Stars NorthPark Center Dallas April 21st

Legendary Music Director and Maestro Jaap van Zweden returns to NorthPark for a free, open-air Concert Under the Stars. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform orchestral masterpieces in CenterPark Garden, NorthPark’s serene, 1.4-acre landscaped and art-filled greenspace. Guests are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy food and drink available for purchase from select NorthPark restaurants. This is not a CancerBlows event but an amazing opportunity to support two majors sponsors of CancerBlows events - the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and NorthPark Center/Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger.

DSO Concert

International Trumpet Guild/CancerBlows 2018 Concert May 29

CancerBlows will take over the 2018 International Trumpet Guild’s Convention Opening Concert in San Antonio May 2018. There will also be a CancerBlows booth with special merchandise and meet and greets throughout the week.

Click here for more information about the conference.

Click here for tickets to the opening concert.

ITG 2018

Fourth Annual Brews 4 CancerBlows in Denver July 6th

Lone Tree Brewing Company will once again partner with another brewer on a special CancerBlows beer during the month of July and will host another beer pairing dinner on July 6th. Tickets to the event include a multi-course dinner and, of course, entertainment by amazing trumpet players. More information and a link to purchase tickets will be available soon at This popular event has limited seating and always sells out. Don’t wait to purchase tickets once they are available!

Lone Tree Brewing Co.

Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma Crater Lake Climb August 11 and 12

Last July Ryan climbed Mt. Fuji in Japan to raise money for cancer research through the MMRF’s Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma program. This year Ryan’s wife, Niki, will join him to hike Crater Lake in Oregon. Their goal is to raise at least $1500 each for MM research through this climb. To donate, visit, and search for Ryan or Niki Anthony.

Moving Mountains

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


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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

Almost two years ago, 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 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 70 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