Calling all artists to support a friend in need, MAD vs. Cancer!

March 18 2012 . 05:12am

*Calling all artists to support a friend in need, MAD vs. Cancer!*

Hello, my name is Sean Gallagher, a few months ago, a friend of ours, MAD kd esc nsf wh, co-founder of The Infamous Magazine was rushed to the hospital with severe pain. Only to find out that his spleen had ruptured. During the operation to remove his spleen, cancer was found in multiple spots in MAD’s body. He currently has Stage 4 Cancer, and is receiving chemo-therapy to try and fight this fight.

MAD is a self-employed artist with no insurance nor workmans compensation, and is in a major financial situation. He currently has over a quarter-million dollars in medical bills, and has to pay cash for his medications. Some medications cost upwards of $300. for a weeks supply, not even to mention the mans stress to make his rent and keep his lights on. MAD is currently in a situation that I would not wish on my worst enemy, and will try my hardest to make his hardships as light as possible.

MAD is not only an asset to the Philadelphia graff scene but has paid his dues worldwide. I’ve witnessed MAD sacrifice money and time, issue after issue to release each copy of the Infamous Magazine. A magazine that he does, not for the money, but for the love of the graffitti scene worldwide.

Due to these unfortunate circumstances, me and members of the KD, NSF, and ESC crews will be putting together a few things to try to drum up some monies for him. Here are ways you can help.

1. “Stickers & Sketches” — I am asking for artists across the globe to send me hand drawn stickers, sketches, and blackbook pages. They will be put together in packs and sold for a reasonable nominal value. The grab-bags will be available for purchase at The “MAD vs. Cancer” Shop. Among some other donations.

2. “Paintings, Prints, & Photographs” –On May 1st, I will be auctioning off all of the pieces of higher value donated on eBay, will all reserves set to sell, or set to the artists request.

3. “Monetary Donations” If you would like to simply donate a few of your hard earned dollars, you could send a check, or send to a paypal link, which will be live and available shortly.

Please consider supporting a great cause, and thank you for your time.

Check out – to donate and buy some fine goods to support the cause.

Please email, for all other inquiries.

**All donations are being accepted as soon as possible, as soon as we have enough art to get started, we will be able to begin helping a friend in need.

The MAD vs.Cancer Crew

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Fabian beat his cancer!

February 01 2010 . 10:33pm

Fabian beat his cancer. We just got back from The hospital and the Tumor is gone. Thanks 2 everybody who has helped out thru these trying times. Much love from me and Fabian.



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Beastie Boy MCA Has Cancer of Salivary Gland

July 20 2009 . 04:01pm



MCA, a.k.a. Adam Yauch, will need surgery and radiation to attack the cancer, which is located in his parotid gland and lymph node. The good news: Yauch says the cancer is localized, and that treatments won’t affect his voice. He describes the diagnosis as a "setback and a pain in the ass," but a treatable one.

According to the American Cancer Society, salivary gland cancer is rare: about 2 cases per 100,000 people per year in the United States, which is less than 1 percent of all cancer diagnoses. Says the ACS, "Two out of three salivary gland cancers are found in people who are 55 or older. The average age at the time of diagnosis is 64." Yauch is 45.

The American Cancer Society’s Salivary Gland Cancer Facts 

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