David Cook Meets Vice President Joe Biden At The Race For Hope Benefit Concert

David Cook, Vice President Joe Biden, Race For Hope 2016

Picture Credit: DavidCookOfficial.Com

This picture made me smile. Season 7 American Idol winner, David Cook, was fortunate to meet Vice-President Joe Biden at the benefit concert, Race For Hope 2016. 

The Race For Hope concert is an annual event and the proceeds support the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. 

David Cook’s brother, Adam, died of a brain rumor in 2009 and Vice-President Joe Biden’s son, Beau, succumbed to this tragic disease in 2015. 

I like to think that both Adam and Beau were spiritually instrumental in arranging this meeting between David and VP Joe Biden. Somehow, I can’t imagine any other scenario. Can you? 

I don’t think David ever imagined that he would meet the Vice President of the United States in any scenario. However, when you do good things in this world and fight the good fight, the rewards eventually flow in your direction.  It may take time, but, eventually, your time comes. 

If you missed David Cook’s performance, you can livestream it HERE for the very small ticket cost of $2.00. However, you are free to give more and you should. This is such a worthwhile cause – cancer is everywhere and needs to be eradicated. 

And, while you’re at it, you can stream David’s album on Apple Music or download it on iTunes.

Below is David’s short, humble speech prior to the race. Apparently his team raised close to $2 million dollars. Way to go David and Team! Love it! 

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

3 Responses to “David Cook Meets Vice President Joe Biden At The Race For Hope Benefit Concert”

  1. Vocab Mad 08 May 6, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    What else need be said about such a wonderful, caring, humble and extremely talented person. David Cook is the kind of performer and more importantly individual, I wish were more often touted as a role model.

    As you once said yourself on this very blog, MCL, why isn’t David a superstar? I guess today the kind of values that David adheres to aren’t considered valuable in a path to the top. That’s just sad. I remain hopeful, that years from now David will become an overnight sensation!

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  2. Vocab Mad – thank you for your kind words. However, always remember. He will be a superstar in OUR world and, in the end, what else matters? Loyal fans will ensure his continued musical success. 👏🙏😍



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