When Huntington Beach local Dan Sharp lost his 26-year-old brother, Nathaniel, to cancer in September 2001, his grief inspired him to make a difference by raising money for cancer research.
“We [my family] also wanted to keep Nathaniel’s name alive and share his story,” Sharp said. “So we started the NKS (Nathaniel Keith Sharp) Foundation, which launched just last year.”
The foundation will host its second event, Bands Together for a Dream and a Cure, on Saturday at Pelican Isle, which will equally benefit the American Cancer Society and Dream Foundation. The event will feature a mix of blues and rock with the Robby Armstrong Band (from Sunset Beach), the Good Fortune Band (Long Beach) and the Midnight Groove Band (Torrance), who will donate their time and earnings to the NKS cause.