The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the voice of Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio, will kick off a weekend of celebratory activities this Friday, May 15, to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the singer's untimely death from gastric cancer on May 16, 2010. The Ronnie James Dio Fifth Year Remembrance weekend will include a Bowl For Ronnie Celebrity Bowling tournament on May 15, a public Memorial Service celebration on May 16 and the inaugural Ride For Ronnie motorcycle ride and BBQ on May 17. Each event will be hosted by Eddie Trunk of VH1’s That Metal Show.
The Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has revealed a slew of newly announced celebrity performers, presenters and celebrity bowlers involved in the events this year. New confirmations include Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Tyler Connolly (Theory of a Deadman), Lita Ford, Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses, Adler) and more, in addition to prior additions Jack Black and Kyle Gass (Tenacious D), rock music legend Eddie Money and others.
For an updated listing of activities, performers/performances, celebrity bowlers, presenters and more, visit diocancerfund.org/event.