Saturday, February 24, 2024


An interview with Joe Cappello (Co-founder of the Are You Dense? Foundation)

The concept of the Musicfest is an event that we started producing 15 years ago as a fundraiser to support the Are You Dense? mission. For many years, we have done legislative work while bringing awareness and education to the public about the cancer concerns linked to Dense Breast Tissue. The musicfest was our largest finance producer and we need it every year. It's very exciting to have bands from all over the country come in to perform-- both well-known and not-so well-known groups. 

Many organizations fundraise through golf club outings and things like that. We thought to do better- by bringing families together under one roof for a memorable night of "joyful noise".  As a musician myself, I found beauty in bringing people together with music.

This year marks our 15th year doing the Musicfest. On April 6th, we're having a fabulous band called EagleMania, known as the best EAGLES tribute band. They have serious national presence and as tribute bands goo, these guys really hit the mark. We're having excellent sales with tickets and there's a lot of buzz about them- the best we've had about a band in 15 years. 

There is a tremendous connection between music and the community of charitable people who believe in the magic of music. God gave us the love for music... and it does bring people and families  together. It can make you cry or laugh or clap your hands and stomp your feet. It transcends and moves you! Music is magic, and that's what we produce here once a year at the Are You Dense? MusicFest. 

My wife (Nancy) and I started Are You Dense? to spread the word about dense breast tissue. We made enough noise to make a difference in the state of Connecticut and eventually, around the world. The mission truly enlightened all our followers and it's brought us to a point where we've actually seen a tremendous need for research and change in the clinical community for the better. Even though my wife has passed five years ago, we continue to carry on this mission. That's why it's so important to me personally. I don't know what other thing we could do to make such an impact on people's lives. 



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