Phil Collen Auctions "Wings" Guitar for Cancer Research
Phil Collen announces plans for a
charitable auction of “Wings”, a custom Jackson PC1 guitar that Collen has
played throughout this summer’s Rock of
Ages tour. The auction, taking
place exclusively on eBay, will begin on September 5th and end September 15th,
the last date of the tour. The
winner will be announced in November which is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
and all proceeds from the auction will benefit the Gerson Institute, a
non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Gerson Therapy, an
alternative treatment for cancer and other degenerative diseases.
In early 2012, Jake Willoughby, a guitar and music store owner, asked Collen
if he would assist in helping to raise money towards the fight against cancer
with Jake’s mother having just passed away from pancreatic cancer after a
courageous 13-month fight. By
tragic coincidence Phil’s own father, Kenneth succumbed to the same disease in
2004. Jake donated a Collen
signature guitar, the Jackson PC1 from his music store. In the spirit of hope it
was named “Wings”. Mike Learn, a
noted artist whose graphics are well known in the guitar world, donated the
graphic custom paint job on the guitar.
Ironically, Mike lost two family members to the same disease.
Phil began researching companies that were not only looking to prevent
cancer, but also reverse its devastating effects. He initially had heard about The Gerson Institute located in
San Diego, CA from Jeni Cook, a raw foods chef and the wife of Sex Pistols and
Manraze drummer, Paul Cook. As Phil watched “The Gerson Miracle” DVD he was incredibly
moved by their cause wishing he would have known about them before his father
passed. The Gerson Institute is a non-profit organization in San
Diego, California dedicated to providing education and training in the Gerson
Therapy - an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer and other chronic
degenerative diseases. The Gerson Therapy, developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the
1920s, activates the body’s extraordinary ability to heal itself through an
organic, vegetarian diet, raw juices, detoxification, and natural supplements. Since
this powerful, natural treatment boosts the body’s own immune system, it is an
effective method for treating not only cancer, but a variety of degenerative
diseases including arthritis, heart disease, allergies, and skin tuberculosis.
Dr. Gerson began developing the
Therapy while looking for a way to manage his own debilitating migraines, a
path that lead him to a holistic understanding of medicine that is finally
gaining growing acceptance.
Visit eBay to bid on the Guitar now!