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All proceeds will go to The Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research, a joint effort between St. Luke's and the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth.

Duluth, MN (December 2, 2013) -- Lotus Pedal Designs introduces the release of FK CNCR, a modified version of the esteemed Iceverb reverb pedal. Modifications by Jack Deville with additional assistance from Philippe Herndon. This is a limited release (100 pedals) with all proceeds going to The Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research, a joint effort between St. Luke's and the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth.

Lotus' Sean Erspamer tells the story behind the FK CNCR Iceverb

On May 20, 2014 my father, Daniel Erspamer, was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer with metastasis to the bone. Under the care of Dr. Goueli, (director of St. Luke's Regional Cancer Center) treatment began on May 28, with radiation to a tumor on the lower spine that was causing problems. After 10 radiation treatments, and multiple x- rays, scans, and an MRI or two, chemo was started with the hopes of extending his life expectancy beyond 6 months. In mid August, Dad developed intense pain in mid back and along his left side. After another chest CT, a compression fracture in the spine was found.

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