Fanta Records is a Vancouver based, non-profit record label out of CiTR & Discorder with support from the Pat Placzek Legacy Fund.
Pat Placzek Legacy Fund
On June 16th, 2015, Pat Placzek passed away from cancer-related causes at the age of 34. He was diagnosed with epithelial sarcoma in 2012, and mere months after completing treatment was again diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. Pat’s best chance at recovery was CAR T-Cell therapy, an experimental procedure that came with a high cost – an estimated $530,000.
Undaunted, Pat’s community rallied around him, launching the crowdfunding campaign Pat of Hearts which successfully raised over $220,000 to support his entry into this new form of treatment. Sadly, he passed away before he was able to participate.
To celebrate Pat’s life, his friends and family established the Pat Placzek Legacy Fund in partnership with CiTR & Discorder Magazine. Pat was a UBC alumnus and an active member of both Vancouver and CiTR’s music communities. The $50,000 fund is intended to establish a positive and long-lasting legacy in Pat’s name in these communities that were so important to him.