Wade Battles Cancer
Though tumor free, Wade continues the chemotherapy protocol to get rid of any residual cells. His most recent blood work has been encouraging. He will continue chemotherapy - 5 more treatments - through the month of June. The chemo does affect his hands, feet and throat, causing them to swell and be very sensitive. That's pretty difficult for an entertainer. But after the swelling goes down, he's back to wearing out the guitar - until the next round of therapy.
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Wade Appeared at the Stars Go Blue - Colon Cancer Alliance Benefit
The Stars Go Blue Benefit was Wade's first public appearance since undergoing surgery for Stage IV Colon Cancer in December. The 4th annual event was held in the Ford Theater at The Country Music Hall of Fame on the evening of March 6th. Wade joined Trace Adkins and Exile to raise money for the Blue Note Fund. This fund assists those who have been diagnosed with colon cancer.
The event was created by four-time Grammy nominee, Charlie Kelley (who currently plays guitar for Jamie O’Neal) who is a colon cancer survivor. His cancer was discovered near the time that his wife, Nan Kelley (well known as a host on GAC-TV) completed her cancer treatments for lymphoma.
Those who might wish to contribute to the Colon Cancer Alliance in honor of Wade can do so at this site:
For more on this event, see:
Stars Go Blue
~ on the wadehayes-woww.com site
No Friends' Fest This Year
June will be Wade's final month of chemotherapy. He has no assurances of what he'll be able to do during that time. I told him we'd have a celebration Friends' Fest next June during CMA Music Fest week. We'll all miss it this year, but we surely understand what stress his body will be going through during that time.
Wade on TV - GAC's Headline Country - This Week-end
Storme Warren interviewed Wade at the Colon Cancer Alliance Benefit for his Headline Country show that appears on Great American Country TV (GAC-TV).
Here are the times:
Friday, 4/20 – 2pm; 7:30pm
Saturday, 4/21 – 10:30am
Sunday, 4/22 – 2:00pm; 10:00pm; 2:00am (23rd)
All times listed are EASTERN Daylight Time.
For Central Daylight time, the show will be listed an hour earlier - TO BE CERTAIN, check your local listings.
WOWW! Subscriber Extra
The featured Subscriber Extra this month is a video file. CMT (Country Music Television) interviewed Wade at his home for their CMT Insider program that aired on March 24th. This three minute clip comprises his part of the show.
On the 'Net
These sites have published recent interviews with Wade. Wade, usually very reticent about sharing information about himself, is on a mission to spread the word that younger people can get colon cancer, too. And that symptoms should not be ignored. He wants to help others avoid what he is going through. To that end he's openly participated in recent interviews. Hear his message, "Early detection saves lives!"
News Page - Wade's Recent Public Appearances
Gallery Page -
Country Music Hall of Fame - Oct 2011
Dosey Doe's Houston - Nov 2011
Stars Go Blue - Mar 2012
Tecumseh, OK - Jul 2011
Dosey Doe's Houston - Nov 2011
Stars Go Blue - March 2012