The worlds of country music and rock ’n’ roll collided Sunday afternoon at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation when legends Vince Gill and Alice Cooper took the stage to raise money for cancer research.
The two musical superstars joined forces at OMRF’s annual 241 — “Two events for one great cause” — music and wine festival. Approximately 500 people attended the event, which generated more than $400,000 in proceeds to fund research at OMRF.
The fundraising event featured food and drink from nine local restaurants, eight wineries and one brewery.
Following a set from Gill, a native of Norman, the event culminated in the two superstars taking the stage together to belt out Chuck Berry’s classic “Nadine.”
Both singers volunteered their services to help the nonprofit foundation.
“We’re incredibly lucky to have friends like Vince Gill and Alice Cooper,” said OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D. “They’ve chosen to use their considerable talents not only to bring joy to audiences but to make a difference in the battle against cancer.”
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