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George Thorogood, founder and frontman of blues-rock band The Destroyers, is offering a unique opportunity to his fans – all in the name of ovarian cancer research.

In August, the legendary guitarist partnered with the T.J. Martel Foundation to establish the Marla Thorogood Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research. The fund was created in honor of his late wife, Marla, who sadly lost her battle to ovarian cancer in 2019.

Last month, Thorogood and his daughter, Rio, designed eye-catching new Destroyers t-shirts – all proceeds from which go directly to the fund. Now, the artist is giving fans the chance to show off their support of the cause (and their love of The Destroyers).

During the month of September, fans who purchase the new t-shirt can upload a photo of themselves wearing it to Instagram or Facebook and include the following hashtags: #marlathorogoodmemorialfund, #georgethorogood, #tjmartellfoundation, and #ovariancancerawareness.

They’ll be automatically entered to win a virtual, one-on-one meeting with Thorogood, which will include a special acoustic performance and a Q&A session.

“I am dedicated to supporting ovarian cancer awareness, education, and research that will lead to providing screenings and educating more women about this disease,” said Thorogood in a statement. “It is important for women to get annual exams and take charge of their health. My daughter and I want to do what we can to save lives.”

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Congratulations to the Boogie People Fan of the Month for September 2020, John S! Learn more about John below!

John Sayler

 

Where are you from?: Lawrence, Kansas

How many years have you been a fan?: 35 years

What is your favorite George Thorogood song: Reelin’ and Rockin’

How many times have you seen George Thorogood live? What was your favorite show?: 3 so far.

What’s one thing that sets you apart from other George Thorogood fans?: Had the opportunity to see him at the Iowa State Fair in 1985, but my mother wouldn’t let me go because I was only 14, and George and the Destroyers were playing with Johnny Winter. I believe being as conservative as she is, she was intimidated by Johnny’s appearance!! Lol

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Justin from Just Mornings spoke with George Thorogood about his tour re-announcement, a project he has in the works supporting Ovarian Cancer research and all things Canada. Justin also got a lesson in being b-b-b-b-bad.

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By Matt Friedlander/MSN.COM

George Thorogood recently established the Marla Thorogood Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research as a way to honor his late wife, Marla, who died of the disease last year.

To raise money for the charity, the veteran rocker has launched a special fan promotion that will run through the end of September, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. A limited-edition t-shirt featuring the logo of George's band The Destroyers in the color teal is being sold online, with 100% of the proceeds going to the fund.

Fans purchasing a shirt will receive a code giving them exclusive access to special Thorogood content and more. READ MORE