Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

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It has been seven years since the brutal murder of Sophie Lancaster who was killed simply because she looked different in someone else’s eyes. A beautiful young girl who was murdered simply because she was a follower of a different culture, had a different look. From that senseless attack, what else can someone do except try to bring light to what was not an isolated incident and help others. The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was created by her mother as a lasting legacy to her daughter and she has dedicated her life to changing attitudes and to make it a safer place for alternative subcultures.

To mark the 7 year anniversary of Sophie’s death, the Foundation have teamed up with Bad Pollyanna and cult makeup Illamasqua to release the sensational charity single, Invincible Girl. Sophie’s mother, Sylvia says, To say that everyone at The Sophie Lancaster Foundation is extremely excited about this track is an understatement. We all feel that seven years is an appropriate milestone to celebrate the strength and courage Sophie’s death has given us to slowly but surely change the world. The proceeds and awareness from this charity single will help us continue our crucial work”.  Check out the amazing song here:

The beautiful song has an ethereal tone and the emotionally driven lyrics will completely touch your heart as it gives you the strength to stand up and be proud of who you are. Whether you have ever experienced feeling different, an outsider or like you didn’t belong, this is the song that you should listen to, as it becomes that little voice that will tell you, you are the Invincible Girl. You can do anything, stand proud and forge ahead.  The vocals of Olivia Hyde are intensely luscious and powerful and carry so much emotion when she sings. She just enters your soul as you can feel her energy overtake you. Simply magical and well deserving of your attention.

Bad Pollyanna’s ‘Invincible Girl’ is available to purchase on digital download and will be released on collectible, limited-edition 12 inch vinyl – in Sophie’s favorite hue, purple. You can buy the single in CD & Digital Formats at www.badpollyanna.com, iTunes, and Amazon MP3.  For more information on the Sophie Lancaster Foundation (Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere) please visit: http://www.sophielancasterfoundation.com/

Make sure to also check out more of Bad Pollyanna and pick up their album, Monstrous Child. ‘Where vocalist Olivia Hyde takes us the journey of a young woman kidnapped by a grieving scientist who uses her to resurrect his deceased lover in the form of a doll – with disastrous consequences. Having being transformed into a monster, she sets out on a journey to discover the meaning of love, and the sweet yet bitter taste of revenge. As their oxymoronic name suggests, Bad Pollyanna represents a mix of both beauty and darkness. The band explores and celebrates the duality of love, sex and the human condition through music and art. Bad Pollyanna believe you should be whoever you want to be and are proud to support the Sophie Lancaster Foundation in conjunction with makeup brand Illamasqua.’

Lastly, please make sure to share Sophie’s story so we can help make a difference and bring an end to intolerance.

~ Marisol

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Stephen Sutton, the inspirational young teenager who battled cancer has died.  Stephen was diagnosed with cancer at age 15 and through his Stephen’s Story site, he touched the hearts of many. What began as a bucket list for him, turned into an amazing fund raising effort that his hard to believe.  Stephen has raised over $5.4 MILLION dollars in donations for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Just a few days ago, Stephen posted on his Facebook page that he was returning to the hospital due to breathing difficulties and recently Stephen’s mother made the following post:

My heart is bursting with pride but breaking with pain for my courageous, selfless, inspirational son who passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 14th May. The ongoing support and outpouring of love for Stephen will help greatly at this difficult time, in the same way as it helped Stephen throughout his journey. We all know he will never be forgotten, his spirit will live on, in all that he achieved and shared with so many.

Love,
His mom x

 

Stephen was so inspirational to everyone who knew him or even heard his story. He was not going to let cancer take over his life. As he said, 19 year old teenager with incurable cancer just trying to enjoy life as much as possible, while raising funds for charity to help others!!

We send our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Sutton family.  I hope we can all honor Stephen by continuing to make donations to the Teenage Cancer Trust in his honor. You can visit his donation page here: https://www.justgiving.com/stephen-sutton-TCT

~ Marisol

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3 Doors Down recently performed at their 10th anniversary of THE BETTER LIFE FOUNDATION. The Better Life Foundation helps bring a positive change in the lives of children in need of food, shelter, and medical assistance, and to enhance the lives of children and young adults with special needs.  Every year funds are raised an distributed to organizations and hospitals that help fulfill the band’s mission.

Today, 3 Doors Down announce an acoustic tour which is set for January 2014 with their first stop being in Reno, Nevada. The tour will be called “Songs From The Basement” where they will be playing many of their biggest hits and fan favorites in an acoustic intimate setting. They will have available limited VIP tickets that can get you a seat on the stage for the rare chance to “sit in the basement with the band” in this intimate, live setting as well as meet and greets and exclusive merch items.  Singer Brad Arnold explains more about the tour, “We experimented with an acoustic show in Nashville and had such a great response that we decided to take it on the road. We’ve never toured like this before, some of these songs have never been played live!” 

You can check out the first batch of tour dates below and visit their website to stay up to date on more shows being added. For more information you can head over to www.3doorsdown.com 

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Lastly, if you don’t have it already make sure to pick up 3 Doors Down and The Greatest Hits which they released last year and features their Top 10 hit “One Light“. Some of my other favorites are “When I’m Gone”, “Let Me Go”, “Goodbyes” and so many more. It is a must have! Check out the video for “One Light” here for it:

Also stay up to date on 3 Doors Down latest news by visiting their social media sites.

~ Marisol

Upcoming Tour Dates:

  • 1/10/14            Reno, NV                                Silver Legacy Resort Casino
  • 1/11/14            Henderson, NV                       Green Valley Ranch Resort
  • 1/14/14            West Hollywood, CA             House of Blues
  • 1/15/14            Visalia, CA                              Visalia Fox Theater
  • 1/17/14            Lincoln City, OR                    Chinook Winds Casino
  • 1/18/14            Lincoln City, OR                    Chinook Winds Casino
  • 1/20/14            Anaheim, CA                          House of Blues
  • 1/21/14            San Diego, CA                        House of Blues
  • 1/23/14            Phoenix, AZ                            Celebrity Theatre
  • 1/24/14            Albuquerque, NM                  Isleta Resort and Casino Showroom
  • 1/26/14            Denver, CO                             Paramount Theatre
  • 1/27/14            Park City, UT                         Park City Live
  • 1/30/14            Catoosa, OK                           The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
  • 1/31/14            Newkirk, OK                          First Council Casino Event Center
  • 2/1/14              Concho, OK                            Lucky Star Casino

 

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3 Doors Down have been committed for over a decade in helping THE BETTER LIFE FOUNDATION and this year marks the 10th Anniversary of their annual concert. The Better Life Foundation helps bring a positive change in the lives of children in need of food, shelter, and medical assistance, and to enhance the lives of children and young adults with special needs.  Every year funds are raised an distributed to organizations and hospitals that help fulfill the band’s mission.

Singer Brad Arnold explains, “This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Better Life Foundation and the weekend is going to be better than ever! Thank you to all the fans and sponsors who continue to support the foundation and the amazing work that it does.”

The 10th annual concert will be held on November 16th at Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. This incredible event is being sponsored by Paul Benton and the Mississippi Army National Guard and will be featuring special guests Black Stone Cherry and Kris Ford from Red Jacket Firearms.

This event is open to all ages but minors under 21 are to be accompanied by an adult 21 and older. There will be general admission standing room tickets priced at $50 and general admission balcony seating priced at $150 which includes hors d’oeuvres and bar. Tickets will be going on sale tomorrow  October 4th at 10:00 am local time through Ticketmaster.

This event is much more than the concert as festivities will begin on November 15th with a sporting clay shoot and the annual “Ride for a Cause” motorcycle charity ride is set for November 16th. Also there will be a silent auction set for November 16th from 2 pm to 4:45 pm at the Horseshoe Hotel Lobby and will feature a variety of memorabilia from sports figures to musicians.

For more information you can head over to www.3doorsdown.com So, if you are in the area, make sure to be part of this special event and join 3 Doors Down in making a positive change in someone’s life.

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Lastly, if you don’t have it already make sure to pick up 3 Doors Down and The Greatest Hits which they released last year and features their Top 10 hit “One Light“. Some of my other favorites are “When I’m Gone”, “Let Me Go”, “Goodbyes” and so many more. It is a must have! Check out the video for “One Light” here for it:

 

Also stay up to date on 3 Doors Down latest news by visiting their social media sites.

~ Marisol

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