Roger Daltry, Pete Townshend join forces to fight teen cancer
On the eve of their Quadrophenia tour stop, rock icons Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend of The Who took the stage to wage a war on teen cancer.
"The terror in the eyes of all the parents breaks me every time. It really, really does,” says Daltry, lead singer of the Iconic rock band.
It's why Daltrey and bandmate Towshend started "Teen Cancer America,” an initiative to open teen-oriented cancer centers.
It's had success on the West Coast. Today, they're spreading the word on the East Coast.
"You should build a community within your hospital within the point of diagnosis for teenagers with cancer," Daltry says.
For teens with cancer, the right treatment center can be hard to find. Most hospitals cater to either adults or children, leaving teens with emotional issues at a difficult time in their life
“What we're talking about here is the emotional and psychological and the environmental factors that a teenager has to face when they go to a hospital,” Daltry says.
To teens like Sarah, it's an important message. Three years ago she was fighting brain cancer in the pediatric ward.
"I was 15 at the time and didn't consider myself pediatric and was kinda quiet and didn't really care for the room visiting musical clowns. I was the one who didn't belong there," she says.
Now, two rock stars hope give teens like Sarah a place of their own.