We’re thrilled to announce that we recently booked Bend’s own MOsley WOtta to headline our second annual Press On: Moving Lives Through Cancer event!

MOsley WOtta, the alter ego of Bend artist Jason Graham, will take the stage at 6 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to Atlas Cider Company. A local performer whose hip-hop sounds are “the kind of effeminate revelry that is rarely seen in so-called hip-hop music – raw, honest and inspired” (music critic Reynold Mathis) and which “transcends boundaries of music, poetry and art” (Oregon Public Broadcasting), MOWO will perform a one-hour set.

“We’re so thrilled to have a performer like MOsley WOtta headline our Press On event,” said Meredith Wampler-Kuhn, PT, DPTSc, a Bend-based oncology physical therapist and lead organizer of Press On. “Not only is he so beloved locally as a performer and artist, but he’s driven by positivity and a level of social consciousness that make him a true role model.”

Local folk, Southern rock and blues band, The Northwest Compromise, will also perform at this year’s Press On event. A three-piece band made up of Mark Keating (vocals/lead guitar), Drew Hopper (rhythm guitar) and Sterling Scott (drums), The Norwest Compromise’s live music set will begin at 4 p.m.

Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, 3 to 7 p.m. at Atlas Cider Company (550 SW Industrial Way) in Bend, Press On invites the public to celebrate cancer survivorship with live music, food, drink, a fun run and a silent auction, all while learning about the roles physical therapy and exercise can play in the lives of cancer survivors and those diagnosed with the disease. Press On is a fundraising and outreach effort hosted by area physical therapists to benefit Tour des Chutes.