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Roger Daltrey steps up for Teen Cancer America

When The Who played Raleigh’s PNC Arena Tuesday night, there were several announcements about a special Who “Greatest Hits” album for sale at the concert with proceeds earmarked for the band’s various charities. Daltrey went even further on the philanthropic front while he was in town on behalf of Teen Cancer America -- a charity he co-founded with bandmate Pete Townshend to support teenagers and young adults with cancer (an underserved population, relative to young children and older adults with the disease).

Monday, the night before the show, Daltrey appeared at a Teen Cancer America fund-raiser in Raleigh put on by the local chapter of the British-American Business Council, with Gov. Pat McCrory and other officials. A raffle, silent auction and portion of sales pledged by host restaurant Tra’Li Irish Pub raised more than $,7,000 for the cause.

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