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Eve 6 and Alex Band play at Toad's Place for Donate Life

The 1990s rock trio known for putting their tender heart in a blender and watching it spin around to beautiful oblivion was at Toad's Place last Thursday asking the audience to do more than puree their precious organs.

Alex Band, the former lead singer of The Calling, got involved with Donate Life after his wife was diagnosed with a liver tumor and needed a transplant, he said.

That was three years ago, and since then Band said that with the help of his fans he had raised more than $100,000 for the organization.

The show's producer, Denise Mancini Tripp, said that when she began working with Donate Life, she was exposed to the need for organ donations after her son was born.

"I met a mother at the hospital who was waiting for a heart for her son, and right then I knew that I was the lucky one," Mancini Tripp said.

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