Musician and producer Butch Walker announced that he is teaming up with the Nikki Mitchell Foundation to launch the Autumn Leaves Project in order to help raise money for the fight against pancreatic cancer, in honor of his late father, Butch Walker, Sr.
The Autumn Leaves Project will work to raise money for pancreatic cancer research and provide support for individuals and families struggling with the disease, with a particular emphasis on helping musicians who are fighting pancreatic cancer, as they often do not have health insurance. Walker is selling a special edition t-shirt on his current US tour with proceeds going to the Autumn Leaves Project.
Nikki Mitchell was Waylon Jennings’s longtime manager and the Nikki Mitchell Foundation was founded in her honor after her death from pancreatic cancer in 2013. More information can be found about the Nikki Mitchell Foundation and the Autumn Leaves Project at each organization’s respective websites.