We lost a great friend, and CCM Board member, Lynda M. King. She passed away in July after a very long and heroic fight against metastatic breast cancer. I first met Lynda after I had sent out an email to the CCM families asking for volunteers for our 5th Anniversary Winter Party. This was the first semester her family was at CCM, and she was the first to reply to help. Lynda was enthusiastic, so hard working, and had the most fantastic and creative ideas. Lynda was a true joy, and loved seeing her daughter MacKenzie sing in CCM recitals, and other community events in the area. She once suggested that I ask our audience at the winter party to be quiet for a moment, and to listen. “That is what you will hear if we do not have music in our lives, you will hear nothing.” Lynda started her own non-profit this past year called Lynda’s Kause, Inc., whose mission is to address, educate, coordinate, and provide funding to ongoing metastatic research and to fund support /care groups for metastatic patients. Please support Lynda’s Kause, so no one will ever be told that there is not a cure.
Upbeat, Fall 2014 Newsletter | Concord Conservatory of Music