School of Seven Bells revealed back in February that Benjamin Curtis, one half of the dream-pop duo, is fighting cancer. Curtis and bandmate Alejandra Deheza announced that he had been diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, a treatable form of cancer that doctors said developed "pretty aggressively." Now, a funding project called Support Benjamin Curtis has been established to help pay for Curtis' medical treatment.
"So many of you beautiful people have reached out asking for a way to help support Benjamin during this time, and I can't put into words just how much that means to us," Deheza recently posted on Facebook. "Some amazing friends of ours have put together a website for Benjamin to help with the considerable mounting costs that he and his family are facing at present and in the coming months."
"He is responding really well to treatment," Deheza added. "And rough as it has been, it's your messages and posts that have inspired us and keep us focused on the path ahead. Thank you so much to all of you who have been continuously sending love."
School of Seven Bells issued their most recent release, Put the Sad Down EP, in late 2012. Earlier last year, just before the New York-based two-piece dropped their Ghostory LP, Deheza talked with SPIN about her personal obsessions.
Anyone willing to contribute to the Support Benjamin Curtis fund can make donations here.