photos by KEN JACQUES

Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) student Megan Spector hosted the Striking a Chord ALS Benefit Concert in late July. Award-winning broadcast journalist Jane Mitchell served as the mistress of ceremonies, and vocal coach and performer Cris O’Bryon served as the musical director. Performers included CCA senior Madi Rae DiPietro, CCA graduate Cameron Chang, and Torrey Pines High School graduate Charlie Gange, among others. Carmel Valley Middle School student Cole Spector was a guest speaker. Striking a Chord is the second benefit concert organized by Megan following her aunt Marjie Block’s ALS diagnosis, and raised over $30,000 for the ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter.