Jason Dunn to Perform in Fight against Diabetes

Jason Dunn (Provided photo)

By Steve Harmic, Penn State DuBois

DUBOIS – Christian rock musician Jason Dunn is set to perform at Penn State DuBois in October as part of his fall 2012 Jason Dunn Plays for Change Tour. As the name of the tour implies, show-goers will only be asked to donate the change they have in their pocket.

Dunn, the former lead singer of Canadian Christian rock group Nelson Hawk, battles type 1 diabetes himself, and has launched this tour to raise awareness and money for children and young adults with diabetes.  Local musician Eric Selfridge is slated to open for Dunn.

“There is no cost for the concert, but Jason is asking that people bring loose change to donate to the American Diabetes Association,” said Penn State DuBois Campus Minister Kyle Gordon.  “Whatever amount of change is collected, Jason will then match it.”    

The concert will be hosted by the Penn State DuBois Christian Student Fellowship (CSF), a club that Gordon oversees. He said of the students in the group, “I have been very proud of the students in Christian Student Fellowship with their efforts to serve the community in so many ways, from our mobile food pantry, to our weekly Bible studies, to annual mission trips, and events like these that offer a positive and encouraging night of entertainment that is great for the whole family.”

 Dunn is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois.  This family friendly show is open to people of all ages.

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