radio UNLEASHED #1306 – Jayne Giese Cancer Dedication Show

radio Unleashed listeners: A little context about this week’s show. Once a year I do a radio show that is a fundraiser for one person. This week’s show is for Jayne Giese. She passed away in late 2012 from breast cancer at the age of 46. She left behind two kids, treat now 14 and 12, and her husband George. Jayne was first diagnosed with stage four breast cancer six years earlier. Over the course of those six years she exhibited unbelievable strength, character, grit, refusing to let cancer define her or inhibit her. Her battle was truly a wonder of courage, and an amazing display of the human spirit. People do not typically get 6 years after a Stage 4 diagnosis without incredible care and support. Dana Farber was that for Jayne. Anyone who knows anything about cancer also knows that early detection is the key to sustaining life and preventing bad outcomes.

To honor Jayne’s memory in a constructive way, some of my college buddies are riding the Pan Mass Challenge – 111 miles from Sturbridge in western Mass to Cape Cod this coming weekend, and all money raised will go directly to funding a Dana Farber mammography van that provides cancer screenings to women in Boston and New England who might not otherwise have the means – time or finances – to get screened. This is more than an ounce of prevention. For some this is a cure, a life-saver. More importantly, it just feels like something Jayne would do herself.

Please make a donation to help get this van in Jayne’s name by clicking on the Pan Mass Challenge logo on our homepage at When love is unleashed there is nothing it can’t conquer.


Beck – Girl
Dar Williams – Are You Out There?
Jane’s Addiction – Jane Says
Ray LaMontagne – Hold You In My Arms
KT Tunstall – Heal Over
Pearl Jam – Just Breathe
Iris Dement – After Youv’e Gone (live)
The Lumineers – This Must Be The Place
Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel
Tracy Chapman – The Promise
Amos Lee – The Arms Of A Woman
John Hiatt – Feels Like Rain
Ryan Adams – Gimme Something Good
New Radicals – You Get What You Give
Phosphorescent – Ride On/Right On
Leo Kottke – Busted Bicycle
Luka Bloom – The Acoustic Motorbike
Barenaked Ladies – Jane
Augustana – Boston
Indigo Girls – Galileo
Lyle Lovett – If I Had A Boat
James Taylor – Secret O’ Life
Sarah McLachlan – Angel
The Pretenders – Hymn To Her