Real-wonkFor the third time this year, a UAHS band, Wonk, will be performing for a fund raising effort to help find a cure for breast cancer. On Saturday, May 15th, Wonk will be at the corner of High Street and Nationwide Boulevard during the Komen Race for the Cure.

On Saturday, April 24th, the band was the musical entertainment following Scarlet, Gray and Pink—a walk for Stefanie Spielman which was held before the spring game at The Ohio State University.

Back in February, the band held a benefit concert at Upper Arlington High School with all proceeds going to the Stefanie Spielman Cancer Research Fund.

Thomas Young, band member and business manager said the cause was close to the band members hearts.

“In our community, the battle Stefanie Spielman fought and the work that she and her family have and continue to do for cancer research is very important,” Young said. “My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago and we know many other people who have been impacted by cancer. We want to do all we can to help raise money and awareness.”

Wonk members are also busy performing at many Columbus venues and events.  They will be performing at the Newport Music Hall the evening of the Race for the Cure and on May 21st will be the featured performance at the first 2010 WaterFire Columbus event on the Scioto River downtown.