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SOMERVILLE, MA— On Sunday, October 13th 2013, the Seventh Annual ‘Benefit for Jane,’ sponsored by the Kidney Cancer Association will take place at The Burren in Davis Square, located at 247 Elm Street in Somerville. For one night, some of Boston’s hottest musical acts will join together, all supporting an important cause.


Doors open at 8pm, and the event will go until one o’clock in the morning.  Boston music sensation Jen Kearney, as well as 2ADAM12 and special guests will entertain the crowd.  Last year’s event saw amazing performances by Ryan Montbleau and Jesse Dee.  The event will be emceed by legendary musician and funnyman Tom Bianchi. There is no cover, and donations to the Kidney Cancer Association will be graciously accepted throughout the evening.


“I lost my mother [Jane] to Kidney Cancer in 2003, and am very passionate about getting the word out about this disease, as it is most often only detectable during the last (terminal) stages,’’ said Adam Payne, the event founder. “This year marks the tenth anniversary of my mother’s passing, and although every year is difficult, doing this benefit and seeing the support from the community is an amazing experience.” All funds raised go toward supporting patient survivor meetings and resources to help educate people about this and other forms of renal cancer.  “It’s tough out there for all of us right now, but giving a little bit feels great and goes a long way toward helping us win the fight against Kidney Cancer!”

The Benefit for Jane is much more than an annual event.  Donations are accepted year-round on-line at and the home page for the Cause is  

The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) is a charitable organization composed of patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and other health professionals, and collaborates with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Urologic Association (AUA), and other institutions on research projects. To learn more about the Kidney Cancer Association please visit


Please join us for this very important, fun and entertaining event to benefit kidney cancer research.