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Ray Johnston, former Dallas Mavericks player, turned musician

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Knocked out of the NBA by his health, Ray Johnston rebounds on the concert stage via HDNet!

HDNet is presenting the journey of cancer survivor and former Dallas Maverick Ray Johnston and his band as they travel across the country trying to make it in the music business.

The band’s journey, shown in a ten-part series, is only a part of the story, however. The larger issue of this behind-the-scenes series is the uplifting story of the band’s leader, Ray Johnston and his heroic battle with leukemia.

After successfully beating the disease, not once but four times (he is now in remission), Johnston is pursuing a new dream, traveling across Texas, the Southwest and the South- east with The Ray Johnston Band. Some of the band’s performances are fundraisers for The Ryan Gibson Foundation or TRGF.” TRGF ( www.trgf.org) is a Dallas based non-profit organization that supports leukemia research throughout the U.S. Ryan Gibson, like Ray Johnston, had a passion for finding a cure for leukemia. Now, through the talent of he and his band, Ray is spreading the word about the importance of leukemia research as well as raising funds for TRGF.

Johnston and his group of talented musicians recorded their first album, Sweet Tooth, in early August at Palmyra Studio in Palmer, TX.

The Ray Johnston Band: Road Diaries began airing in April 2010 on HDNet.

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