Former ND football player talks mission to uplift families battling cancer

Published: Oct. 6, 2023 at 1:37 PM EDT
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(WNDU) - There’s an upcoming music festival in Chicago to benefit families battling cancer!

WeishFest 2023 is taking place on Nov. 4 at The Salt Shed. It features some big-time names, like Natasha Bedingfield, Randy Houser, and the Plain White T’s.

The concert is hosted by The Andrew Weishar Foundation, which was started by Former Notre Dame football player Nic Weishar and his brother, Dan, who know all too well that cancer can take a physical and mental toll on patients and their families.

Weish4Ever was created in early 2013 to honor their brother, Andrew, who passed away from colon cancer in October 2012.

“Before he passed, he brought my family and I aside and asked us to be able to pay forward the kindness and generosity that he was shown throughout his battle,” Nic said.

Weish4Ever is fulfilling that request, and to date has gifted almost $3 million to cancer patients.

Nic joined Lauren Moss and Joshua Short on 16 News Now at Noon to talk more about Weishfest 2023, as well as The Andrew Weishar Foundation’s mission. You can watch their full conversation in the video above!

For more information on WeishFest 2023, click here. If you’d like to donate to The Andrew Weishar Foundation or learn more about it, click here.

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