Chip In to Help Blues Extraordinaire Curtis Salgado Combat the Cost of Cancer

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Curtis Salgado at the Blues Music Awards. Photo Copyright © Lynn Orman Weiss

Blues Music Award-winning soul/blues singer & harmonica master Curtis Salgado will undergo surgery on July 18 in Portland, Oregon, to remove a cancerous growth from his lung, according to his manager, Shane Tappendorf.

A partial lobectomy will be performed to remove a segment of Curtis’s left lung where a metastasized mass was found. It is suspected to be the same type of cancerous mass that was removed from his lung in 2008. Salgado will be hospitalized for a period of four to six days and will require a recovery time of up to four weeks, and he and his doctors anticipate a complete recovery.

Blues fans and friends across the country have stepped up and pitched in to aid Curtis in paying for the incredibly expensive cancer treatment and hospital stay. Already, over $3,000 has been raised through a ChipIn project. The widget can be found on this page, for those who feel the calling to donate to this worthy cause.

Donations can also be made to the Curtis Salgado Fund c/o Odaglas LLC Donation Account at all US Banks, or by mail to US Bancorp, 2550 NW 188th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124. For additional information, please visit and

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