On Sunday, June 5, at Rosewall in the Gulch, I am planning to perform in the Inaugural Rally Rumble & Rhinestones with award-winning songwriters Jim Collins, Gordon Kennedy and Rivers Rutherford. It will benefit the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally), an awesome charity that has been awarded the top ratings out of the charties in the USA. Did you know that childhood cancer kills more kids that all the other childhood diseases combined, yet only 4% of the government funds go to childhood cancer research! That's just not right! That's why Rally began ten years ago to raise awareness and funds specifically for childhood cancers.
Rally Kids, or kids who have fought or are fighting cancer are the inspirations for everything Rally does. I have chosen to honor Jude. (see his cute picture) for the upcoming weeks. Jude was only two when he was diagnosed with an eye cancer called Retinoblastoma. He was the first patient at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital to have a new cutting edge treatment. The oncologists go through the blood vessel to the eye with an instrument that releases droplets of chemo to Jude's eyes. Jude is now three and they think he is cancer free, but continue to make frequent checks to make sure.
I am looking forward to using my musical talents to join in Makin' Music to #EndChildhoodCancer at Rally Rumble & Rhinestones, I would like to really make a difference. This is where YOU can help!
Just click the red donate button and give what you can... more important than helping us; every dollar helps to save kids with cancer!
You can also donate by mailing a check before May 24 to Rally Foundation, 4700 Lealand Lane, Nashville, TN 37220. Make a note, though, that you know us, so we will get credit.
The deadline for the contest to let us perform in Rally Rumble is May 26.
If you own or know of a business that would like to help out by sponsoring Rally Rumble & Rhinestones, go to RallyRumble.net. Let them know that we sent you and it will credit our campaign!
See you at Rally Rumble & Rhinestones!