96.5 'The Buzz' holds benefit concert for Liberty runner Chad Rogers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's been nearly a month since the body of Chad Rogers was found just days after he went missing during an evening run.

On Saturday night, radio station 96.5 "The Buzz" hosted a memorial benefit concert for the avid jogger and rock-music fan at the Midland Theater.

Along with live music, there was a silent auction to raise money for his family.

This is the first public event the family has been to since Rogers went missing in late July. Members say they are grateful for the all the support they have received.

"We did not want this to happen. We would rather not be here, but we're finding out things that he did in his short life have been incredible," said Greg Rogers, Chad's father.

The medical examiner has not released an exact cause of death.

However, earlier this week, Chad's wife, Sarah Rogers, posted this on her Facebook page: "All of the information that is known at this time points to natural causes. Chad was NOT a drug user, he did NOT drink, and he did NOT commit suicide."

All the money raised at Saturday's benefit concert will go toward the Chad Rogers Memorial Fund.

Rogers' church is also planning to hold a memorial run in October.

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