six kids. four judges.
one amazing night!
Rally Idol 2 Raises More Than $140,000 for Childhood Cancer Research
“Rally Idol 2 was so special, and we could not be more proud of our Rally Kids who performed at the show and shared their stories,” said Dean Crowe, CEO and founder of the Rally Foundation. “We stand in awe of Courtney’s vision that became a reality. The Roach family, our event sponsors and the Rally Kids furthered our mission of finding better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures for childhood cancer Saturday night.”
Rally Idol Takes The Stage.
Rally Kids Audrey, Gage, Kenzie, Mary Tipton, Meredith, and Ruby love the thrill of live music and they love to perform. Together with their families, they are fighting or beating childhood cancer, and remembering those we’ve lost.
Come see these courageous young stars take the stage to share their stories and help others know they’re not alone in the fight!
Saturday, January 28
For Kids Cancer Research.
In American Idol fashion, they’ll perform with a live band for our celebrity judges – American Idols Haley Reinhart, Anthony Fedorov, Casey Abrams, and Clark Beckham!!
If you love live music from inspiring artists, Rally Idol is an event you don’t want to miss!
A night of music and inspiration!
Artists. American Idols. Judges.
Champions for kids fighting cancer.
Join these artists-turned-judges in support of these amazing Rally Kids and their fight for cancer research.
Haley is a Chicago-born singer-songwriter who appeared in the tenth season of American Idol. Haley returns to our judges panel for a second year, as a cherished friend and supporter of childhood cancer research!
Casey is a musician and multi-instrumentalist from California who appeared in the tenth season of American Idol. His most recent album Tales from the Gingerbread House was released in January 2016.
Clark is a singer, songwriter, and musician from Nashville. He finished as runner-up on the fourteenth season of American Idol in 2015.
Anthony is a singer and actor who appeared in the fourth season of American idol. Anthony returns for a second time to our Rally Idol judges panel as a longtime advocate for childhood cancer research.
Rally Kid Audrey
beating ovarian cancer
At age fourteen, Audrey Arrowood loves fashion and the stage – that is, when she’s not reading, swimming, riding bikes, or playing volleyball! Audrey’s busy lifestyle changed suddenly when she was diagnosed with a stage lll ovarian germ cell tumor at age eight.
Audrey’s surgeon removed a three-pound tumor, her right ovary, and several lymph nodes. Her surgeries were followed with six rounds of chemotherapy. Today Audrey celebrates life at full speed in every direction with a smile!
Rally Kid Gage
beating lung and liver cancer
Gage Worley is a 19-year old self-taught guitarist and songwriter who sings from the soul. At age two, Gage was diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer that spread to his lungs. Nine months of chemotherapy cleared up his lungs and shrunk the liver tumors, but they remained inoperable.
On the day of his third birthday, Gage required a liver transplant from a family member to finally remove the cancer. During the experimental treatments Gage endured, he lost 70% of his hearing. No matter – nothing could stop him from pursuing his love of music.
Rally Kid Kenzie
sister Hailey Trainer (2008-2010) brain cancer
Kenzie Trainer sings in honor of her sister Hailey. In 2008 at 7 months old, an MRI revealed two masses and a build up of fluid in Hailey’s brain. She was diagnosed with an AT/RT brain tumor, and given no chance to live past the age of two. Hailey went on to complete four rounds of chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, and twenty-eight radiation treatments.
Kenzie and her family lost Hailey in 2010. Kenzie carries the love of a big sister to the stage, hoping to help other families like hers beat cancer.
Rally Kid Mary Tipton
beating ovarian cancer
Last year at age eight, Mary Tipton Carter was admitted to the hospital for abdominal pain, nausea and fever. An emergency surgery followed, where doctors discovered a cancerous germ cell tumor on her ovary. Mary Tipton endured 5 chemotherapy sessions over the next three months, each requiring an intensive 6-day inpatient stay.
Now 10 years old and cancer free, Mary Tipton lights up her world, and the stage, with an unmistakable love for life.
Rally Kid Meredith
sister Kylie Myers (2002-2015) bone cancer
Meredith Myers loves music and the stage. Two years ago her younger sister Kylie, also an aspiring actress, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma at age twelve. The story of her diagnosis reached Broadway, where the musical community showered Kylie with support.
After eleven months of difficult treatment, Kylie was recovering and felt good enough to make a dream trip to Broadway. Three days before their family trip, Kylie’s cancer suddenly returned. Six days later they lost Kylie before she ever saw a Broadway stage.
Rally Kid Ruby
beating sinus cancer
In 2015, Ruby Kaufman was diagnosed with soft tissue cancer in her sinuses at age ten. Over the next twelve months, Ruby endured twelve rounds of chemotherapy, twenty-eight days of proton radiation, twenty-five hospitalizations, three surgeries, one port, two G-tubes, and countless “pokes.”
Ruby loves to dance, and she goes after life head on. This cancer thing was definitely “getting in her way.” Today she has no signs of cancer, and no signs of slowing down in her pursuit for cancer research!
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