The Mayor Pete Kennedy
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Born in Canandaigua NY, Pete Kennedy grew up the youngest of 5 Irish kids. His dad "Ham" was elected as Mayor of the city of Canandaigua and served 14 years while his youngest son Pete stole the title "Mayor". Ham earned the title and Pete pilfered it.
Pete helped a bunch of his buds at St. Marys School to found an actual radio station that played music over the PA system during lunch. Many of the nuns were less than impressed by the musical selections this young mob played over WSMR. Later, "Mayor" also served as captain of his beloved Canandaigua Academy football team the Braves.
After successfully graduating from SUNY Geneseo where he spent many hours "studying" humanity while DJing and bartending at the world famous Inn Between, he headed to the bright lights of the big city of Rochester NY where he's been rockin' Rochester radio waves for 25 years, now crankin' great tunes on 100.5 the Drive.
When not heckling callers and having fun with them on air, he's actively out working' the streets at various community and charitable events. Last year alone he was involved in over 120 events and has plans for many more in 2012.
There is a benefit tonight at 140 Alex Bar & Grill at 140 Alexander St., just off the Inner Loop near Meigs St. All money raised will benefit Sara Edenholm, known as "Swed" to her many friends. Sara has been diagnosed with Adrenal Cancer, which occurs in one person in every two million. In the United States, about 300-500 people are diagnosed with Adrenal Carcinoma every year. During the last few months, she has experienced many different symptoms, and after numerous tests, a tumor was found on her right adrenal gland. Sara had the tumor removed on January 3, 2013 and one week later, after pathology reports came back, she was diagnosed with an aggressive and very rare cancer known as Adrenocortical Carcinoma. Adrenal cancer has a high reoccurrence rate, as well as a less than desirable survival rate. Her treatment course will consist of chemotherapy and radiation. The most common chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of Adrenal Cancer is Mitotane. Mitotane blocks hormone production by the adrenal gland and also destroys both adrenal cancer cells and healthy adrenal tissue. Sara will be taking Mitotane for at least the next two years and will lose her other adrenal gland because of this. This will cause her to have Adrenal insufficiency, which will require lifelong medication to treat. She will also have radiation treatment on top of that.
The next few years will present Sara with one of the toughest challenges of her life. Sara is a fighter, and we believe with her strength plus all the love and support from family and friends, she will radiate like the colors of the rainbow. (The ribbon for Adrenal Cancer is Rainbow colored... How perfect).
Events like these are not only difficult emotionally, but can be financially draining. We hope everyone will give a little during this fundraiser to help Sara with her medical expenses that will occur the next few years. God bless Sara and our troops.