As a performer in the band REO Speedwagon, I spend much of my time on the road. I know what it feels like to be away from family. As a husband and father, I treasure the time I spend at home, especially during the holidays.

Unfortunately, many children are hospitalized during the holiday season, and they’re separated from their parents, brothers and sisters. Illness, geography and financial pressures can make it really hard for families to unite and celebrate this special time of year. Their situation can seem hopeless.

But it’s not. We all can help. That’s why we are donating a portion of the proceeds from our upcoming concert at the Pabst Theater on Saturday, Dec. 18, “RE Ho! Ho! Ho!,” to Together for the Holidays.

Together for the Holidays is a fundraising campaign presented by the hospital and our good friends at 96.5 WKLH. Donations to Together for the Holidays will provide gas cards, restaurant and grocery gift cards, hotel vouchers and transportation assistance to patient families.

Join us for the concert this Saturday, Dec. 18, have a great time and help kids and families in southeast Wisconsin.

~ Kevin Cronin, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, REO Speedwagon

For more information, visit Together for the Holidays. To purchase tickets for the R.E. Ho Ho Ho concert, visit the Pabst Theater. And for more news on REO Speedwagon, please visit

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