Kathy Lanterman was on a business trip in Paris in early 2015 when she felt a lump in her neck that turned out to be a type of lymphoma.
“Imagine hearing, ‘You have cancer.’ When I did hear that from my doctor, frankly, my world suddenly became a dark and scary place,” Lanterman said. “It was frightening to go through the diagnosis and the treatment. We managed to go through this scary time with minimal disruption to our routine. Other than the day of treatment I kept going to work, and we kept this scary stuff to ourselves until we were done with treatment.”
She credits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) for funding the research that led to the successful treatment with Rituxan (rituximab). Lanterman is healthy and in remission and has since joined the board of the North Bay chapter of Light the Night, a fundraising and awareness event that will be held in Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square on Oct. 7 and is partnering with Napa Valley Wine Train’s Rock the Rails’ final concert on Oct. 5 in St. Helena.
The final event for the inaugural 2017 Rock the Rails music series, the Napa Valley Wine Train will donate a portion of tickets sold to the concert being held at Charles Krug Winery.
Callers purchasing tickets should mention “Light the Night” to get $10 of each ticket purchased donated to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) for the Thursday, Oct. 5 performance of David Pack’s Legends Live.
Legends Live features the original artists singing their hits, including David Pack—formerly of Ambrosia, Gary Wright, John Elefante—formerly of Kansas, Wally Palmar of The Romantics, Dave Jenkins of Pablo Cruise, and Jim Peterik: Founder of Ides of March with songs that include “Eye of the Tiger” (Rocky III theme,) “Vehicle” and “Hold On Loosely”.
“Our inaugural Rock the Rails season has been a lot of fun so far with two terrific performances by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at V Sattui Winery and Sheila E. at Grgich Hills Estate,” said Scott Goldie, Wine Train Partner. “Our third and final show of the season is shaping up to be a blockbuster with so many legendary artists all performing on one stage at the beautiful Charles Krug Winery. It should be a rousing finale for the 2017 Rock the Rail series.”
Rock the Rails offers the ultimate wine country music and culinary experience including round trip transportation on the Napa Valley Wine Train, custom menus paired with select Napa Valley wines, culminating with preferred seating and top musical performances at intimate winery settings.
Rock the Rails offers a variety of all-inclusive packages ranging from small bites to multi-course meals paired with Napa Valley Wines. All packages include round trip transportation on the Napa Valley Wine Train on a variety of classic restored rail cars and admission to the music performances, followed by post performance sweet bites and libations for the train ride back to the Wine Train station. A la carte tickets to the concert only do not include train transportation, food or beverages. The Napa Valley Wine Train Rock the Rails series benefits the Rail Arts District (RAD) Napa Valley.
All-inclusive packages for the Rock the Rail concert featuring David Pack’s Legends begin at $99 per person for general admission, and $199/$299 per person for VIP admission. General admission tickets for the concert only (excluding train ride, food and beverages) are $79 per person. To reserve space call 707-253-2111 or 800-427-4124 and mention “Light the Night” and the Wine Train will donate $10 per ticket to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Rock the Rails is sponsored in part by Team Superstores Vallejo, the premier Chevrolet, Cadillac, Mazda and Hyundai dealer group and Biagi Brothers.