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Power to the Peaceful Inc DBA Doing It F...

Power to the Peaceful Inc DBA Doing...
CROWDRISE : Nov 20, 2013
Tax ID: 87-0806633
BASED: New York, NY, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.doitforthelove.org

Do It For The Love!

Do It For The Love is a non-profit, wish-granting organization bringing people in advanced stages of life threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans to live concerts. We are a network of heart-first artists and promoters dedicated to rocking out, bringing joy, healing and hope, and an unforgettable experience of celebrating life. We are dedicated to providing live concert experiences and meet and greets with their favorite artists to those who need it most: people in advanced stages of life threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans. Check out our photos, videos and stories to see the life-changing experiences we have brought to our wish recipients and their families. https://www.facebook.com/DoItForTheLoveFoundation


In April, 2013 Michael Franti was scheduled to perform at the Wanee festival in Florida. Before the festival, Michael was contacted by Hope Dezember via Twitter. She explained that her husband Steve is living with advanced stages of ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, a life threatening illness which rapidly attacks the nervous system, paralyzing each body part and eventually leading to death. The Wanee Festival might be Steve's last concert, and he wished to meet Michael. Michael granted his wish. 


Before the show, Michael and his partner Sara Agah ended up spending three hours backstage with Hope and Steve. Steve was confined to an electric wheelchair and had very little movement in his limbs and face. Through concerted whispers, he shared the story of how he asked Hope to marry him after being diagnosed with ALS. Knowing his condition would lead to death within a few years, Hope immediately responded yes to his proposal. The two were married and have journeyed together through Steve's deteriorating condition.


Sara and Michael were moved to tears by the love they share and inspired by the depth of courage and grace apparent in their smiles and passion to fight ALS.  Michael invited Steve and Hope to join him on stage during his show. Although Steve was barely able to move his body, he asked Hope to lift him out of his chair. Wrapped in each other’s arms, they danced on stage in front of 20,000 fellow music fans gathered at the event. There was not a dry eye in the house.

“As a musician who came very close to dying when my appendix ruptured on tour, and Sara working as an E.R. nurse who sees people in life threatening situations every shift, we’ve both witnessed how moments of joy can bring inspiration and hope to people at times of greatest need.  Following this pivotal event shared with the Dezembers’, we were inspired to create “Do It For the Love” to bring the joyous gift of attending a live concert to people with life-threatening illnesses,” explains Michael.

Together with their loved ones, people facing these life challenges can meet the musical artists that have inspired and touched their lives as they laugh, dance, sing and simply celebrate life.

We are a network of heart-first artists and promoters dedicated to rocking out, bringing joy, healing and hope, and an unforgettable experience of celebrating life.  

We are dedicated to providing live concert experiences and meet and greets with their favorite artists to those who need it most: people in advanced stages of life threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans.

Check out our photos, videos and stories to see the life-changing experiences we have brought to our wish recipients and their families. https://www.facebook.com/DoItForTheLoveFoundation

We hope you will participate in helping bring the healing power of music to as many people as possible.

Tax ID: 87-0806633 • www.doitforthelove.org

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