The Sweet Relief Organization has launched the Cindy Wasserman Fund to help our own Cindy as she goes through Breast Cancer treatment. Our friend Exene Cervenka of X wrote this very sweet letter in support of the fund. We thank her and we thank Sweet Relief for their support!
“Cindy Wasserman, the singer you have heard on so many other artists’ recordings, needs your help. Recently diagnosed with breast cancer, Cindy still finished her touring obligations (with her singing partner Frank Drennen in Dead Rock West), opening all the shows X played over the summer and fall. Her captivating presence was felt by all who heard her voice; so warm, haunting, and timeless. Dead Rock West then toured with Phil and Dave Alvin. All the while, Cindy never let on that she was ill. She wanted the audiences and her fellow tour mates to have a great time, a meaningful time, a joyful time.
Cindy Wasserman is that extremely rare combination of talent, grace, beauty and heart. She works so hard to make you sound good on your recordings, and she sounds so good you wonder why it’s not you singing the harmony parts on her songs!
All of us in the music community, whether musicians, managers, promoters, singers, songwriters, sound people, everyone, are all grateful to have Cindy in our lives. She is truly loved, not just for her voice, but for the generosity, humor, positivity, and love and caring friendship she gives us. She is a source of a lot of light in this world. That’s why to know Cindy, is to love Cindy.
Please help Cindy get through a very difficult time by supporting her now.”
** UPDATE FROM CINDY DEC 14, 2015 **
"I just wanted to thank you all for all the support and love you have given me over the last couple weeks and all the wonderful birthday wishes this week.
Huge thanks to Exene Cervenka, Mike Rouse and everyone at the Sweet Relief organization for their support and help in spreading the word to you all about my cancer diagnosis.
I can't thank everyone enough for all your amazing healing wishes, prayers and donations. I am truly blown away by all the kind words and contributions. A million thanks to all the wonderful people who shared the posts written about me with their friends on social media. This support really helps me both emotionally and financially to feel that I am not alone in all of this.
Words can't express my gratitude. Much love and happy holidays to you all. I will keep you posted on my progress and plan to see everyone on the road again very soon.
Love & Gratitude,