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OUR STORY

Joey’s Song is dedicated to supporting the critical research needed to find treatments and cures for catastrophic epilepsies. While epilepsy is more common than Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis and Multiple Sclerosis COMBINED, total funding lags far behind.

 

Joey’s Song was founded and named in memory of Joseph Gomoll, who died in 2010 just shy of his 5th birthday. He battled Dravet Syndrome his entire life. Our mission exists to help make sure the researchers have the funding they need to make the advancements required to end this kind of devastation – and to bring hope to the families fighting epilepsy today.

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HOW JOEY'S SONG RAISES FUNDS

Because of Joey's love for music, our foundation uses music as our primary fundraising vehicle. Each year, we host a benefit concert that features multi-platinum recording artist and 3-time Grammy winner Butch Vig and his band, The Know-It-All Boyfriends (aka KIAB), who serve as a house band to a steady stream of musical stars.

Our profound thanks to the performers who have supported us through the years.
 

FRANK ANDERSON • SOUL ASYLUM • JON AUER (THE POSIES / BIG STAR) • CHARLIE BERENS • PETER BUCK (R.E.M., THE BASEBALL PROJECT) • PARIS CAMPBELL • NEKO CASE • ROSANNE CASH • CORY CHISEL • CHRIS COLLINGWOOD (FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE) • JOHN COWSILL (THE COWSILLS, THE BEACH BOYS) • RALPH COVERT (THE BAD EXAMPLES, RALPH’S WORLD) • JAMES “PIE” COWAN • MARSHALL CRENSHAW • DEL AMITRI • TANYA DONELLY (BELLY, THROWING MUSES, THE BREEDERS) • ALEX DROSSART • CRASH TEST DUMMIES • DUKE ERIKSON (GARBAGE) • ELLA FEINGOLD • ROBBIE FULKS • MONTGOMERY GENTRY • LAURA JANE GRACE (AGAINST ME!) • GAIL GREENWOOD (BELLY, L7, BENNY SIZZLER) • KAY HANLEY (LETTERS TO CLEO) • JOEL HODGSON (MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000) • KELLY HOGAN (MAVIS STAPLES, THE DECEMBERISTS) • PATERSON HOOD (DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS) • KENNY HOOPLA • WALLY INGRAM (SHERYL CROW, EL RAYO-X) • JEWEL • FREEDY JOHNSTON • COWBOY JUNKIES • GREG KOCH (KOCH MARSHALL TRIO, THE NIELSEN TRUST) • SAM LLANAS (THE BODEANS) • GARY LOURIS (THE JAYHAWKS) • JESSE MALIN (D GENERATION) • PORTUGAL.THE MAN • SCOTT MCCAUGHEY (R.E.M., THE MINUS 5, THE BASEBALL PROJECT) • MICHAEL MCDERMOTT • RHETT MILLER (OLD 97S) • MIKE MILLS (R.E.M., THE BASEBALL PROJECT) • DAN NAVARRO (LOWEN & NAVARRO) • DAXX NIELSEN (CHEAP TRICK) • MILES NIELSEN (THE RUSTED HEARTS, THE NIELSEN TRUST) • JAY MORAN • RICK NIELSEN (CHEAP TRICK) • MARK OLSON (THE JAYHAWKS) • DEBBI PETERSON (THE BANGLES) • VICKI PETERSON (THE BANGLES) • SILVERSUN PICKUPS • LINDA PITMON (ZUZUS PETALS, THE BASEBALL PROJECT) • BRIAN RAY (PAUL MCCARTNEY, ETTA JAMES) • JOHN RZEZNIK (THE GOO GOO DOLLS) (NEW 2025 GUEST) • DAVE SCHELZEL (OCEAN BLUE) • JODY STEPHENS (BIG STAR) • KELLY STEWRD (THE NIELSEN TRUST) • KEN STRINGFELLOW (THE POSIES / BIG STAR) • SIERRA SWAN • MATHEW SWEET • BUTCH VIG (GARBAGE) • GINA VOLPE (LUNACHICKS) • JANE WIEDLIN (GO-GOS) (NEW 2025 GUEST) • ZACH WILLIAMS (THE LONE BELOW) • STEVE WYNN (DREAM SYNDICATE, THE BASEBALL PROJECT)

WHO WE SUPPORT

Cure Epilepsy Foundation

A majority of our donations goes towards The Joseph Gomoll Research Grant which is administered on our behalf by CURE.

We also bestow other grants throughout the year.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Over the years, many have supported us along the way and, quite frankly, we could never have done it without them. Our organization continues to grow exponentially each year, because of the incredible and selfless sponsors, donors, musicians, participants, artists, collaborators, and, of course, you.

 

If you are interested in participating in Joey's Song, please consider a donation or sponsorship. Thank you for your contribution of time and energy. Together, through our music, we hope to help educate the world about epilepsy and raise money to help find a cure.

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