Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt and his wife, Brittney Cade Pritchard (who is a cancer survivor), will be honored at Tower Cancer Research Foundation's fifth annual Ante Up for a Cancer Free Generation Celebrity Poker Tournament and Casino Night, which will be held Sept. 8 at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles. Dirnt and Pritchard announced in 2014 that she had breast cancer, and they have documented her health journey on social media. After several surgeries and other medical treatment, she is now in full remission.
Other celebrities participating in the charity poker event include Green Day drummer Tre Cool, AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys, actor/comedian David Alan Gier, Emmy-winning actress Camryn Manheim, actor Billy Burke, actress Vanessa Marcil, MMA fighter Tito Ortiz and Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats.
Formed in Berkeley, California, in 1986, Green Day is one of several artists featured in the 2018 documentary "Turn It Around: The Story of Easy Bay Punk," narrated by Iggy Pop. The film's soundtrack includes rare songs from Green Day, Rancid, Operation Ivy, Neurosis, MTX, Jawbreaker, Crimpshrine, Sweet Children and Pinhead Gunpowder. Proceeds from the soundtrack's sales benefit the Women's Daytime Drop-In Center, a Berkeley-based non-profit program aiding homeless women and children in finding stable places to live.