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Sold-out crowds for Haley Butcher benefit concert at The Galaxy
A sold-out crowd showed up at the Galaxy Theatre for a benefit for Haley Butcher, a Huntington Beach teen who died from a rare blood disease.
Butcher, 17, a student at Marina High School, died Nov. 7 of complications from a bone marrow transplant.
The Friday night event went far beyond being just a rock show. It was a celebration of Butcher's life and a way to raise money to help her family pay for medical bills, with funds also going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Butcher died from MDS - or Myelodysplasia, which stops bone marrow from producing normal blood cells.
Bands Warpaint, TRMRS, Tijuana Panthers, Pangea, The Growlers and more performed in honor of Butcher. The theatre was packed with hundreds of people, from left to right and front to back. Despite the amazing live performances throughout the night, no one forgot the reason they were there in the first place.
There was also a raffle with prizes like a $1,000 Vestal watch package, a Roxy snow package.