February 26, 2014 8:35 pm
Updated: February 27, 2014 2:11 am

Boy holds concert to raise money for his grandfather dying of cancer


He is only six years old, but Yosef Nider is more advanced in years when it comes to compassion for others.

The Grade 2 student held his own school concert on Wednesday to raise money to help his grandfather who has pancreatic cancer. Marvin Nider watched his grandchild play on FaceTime from his hospital bed in Richmond as he was not well enough to attend the concert.

The idea for the Concert For A Cure was entirely Yosef’s idea, believing that if he could raise money for cancer research, his grandfather would get better.

“I just felt really happy after I finished,” said Yosef.

Josef Nider performing at his concert.

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Before the concert Josef had raised more than $8,000.

“One in three of us are going to hear those words ‘you have cancer’,” said Erik Dierks, vice president of the BC Cancer Foundation. “The money that was raised today, that Yosef raised at Concert For A Cure, is going to go towards world-leading research, right here in British Columbia at the BC Cancer Agency to change that story.”

“So that families, like Yosef’s, aren’t going through what they are with their grandfather Marvin right now.”

To help Yosef, you can donate on the BC Cancer website.

WATCH:  A brief clip of Yosef playing:

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