We are Matt Lale and Drew Harris. We love music and want to use our talents to help save kids with cancer.
On Sunday, June 5, at Rosewall in the Gulch, we are planning to perform in the Innaugural Rally Rumble & Rhinestones* benefitting the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally). It is an awesome charity and 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. We have chosen to honor Isabel and Jude. (see their cute pictures) for the upcoming weeks. Ten year-old Isabel is fighting Leukemia for the second time. When not playing Minecraft or watching Worst Cooks in America, she enjoys cooking, acting, and monkeying around with friends. Jude is three years old and full of personality. He was diagnosed with a cancer in both of his eyes called retinoblastoma. He is the first patient at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital to be treated with a new technique. The doctor releases droplets of chemo into the eyes to kill the cancer. This way, the child has way fewer side effects from the medicines. So far, the results have been better. Jude's scans are looking good and his eyesight is improving! This is a true testament to what research can do!
We are looking forward to using our musica. talents join in Makin' Music to #EndChildhoodCancer at Rally Rumble & Rhinestones, but in order to earn a spot on stage, we need to be one of the top 13 bands who have collected the most donations. 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! - Matt and Drew