3 Things: Ten Bands One Cause Program Continues With Ingrid Michaelson & Run the Jewels
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:05:59
It supports breast cancer awareness and charity.
Last year, RED Distribution teamed up with some of its label partners and artists to create and launch Ten Bands One Cause, a program that involved the creation of limited pink vinyl for 10 different releases.
The program, which included notables like Against Me!, Courtney Barnett, Jason Isbell, Lucius, Temples and others, coincided with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). It raised nearly $30,000 for Gilda's Club NYC, an innovative cancer support organization founded in 1995 by psychotherapist Joanna Bull, Gene Wilder, Mandy Patinkin, Joel Siegel, and other generous individuals, in memory of SNL vet/actor/comedienne, Gilda Radner, who passed away in 1989 from cancer.
Here's three things to know about the 2015 program!
1. On September 29, RED is set to release its second annual run of limited edition copies of pink vinyl from Run the Jewels, Sturgill Simpson, Ingrid Michaelson, Joey Bada$$, Between the Buried and Me, Chet Faker, Clutch, Al Green, Pierce the Veil, and Primus. The releases will be available for purchase at retailers nationwide wherever vinyl is sold, and proceeds will sponsor Gilda's Club NYC. Good music, better cause!
2. It's super personal, which makes it that much more impactful. Said Ingrid Michaelson of the project, "I lost my mother to cancer last year and want to do all I can do to help those affected by this cruel disease. I am honored to be a part of 10 bands One Cause benefiting Gilda's Club NYC." That's about as deeply personal as it gets. Added JP from Clutch,"Breast cancer is something that affects each one of us. We are honored to lend our support to Gilda's Club NYC and their mission to support, empower, educate cancer patients and their families."
3. Gilda's Club NYC's mission is to provide welcoming communities for women and men who are diagnosed with cancer, their caregivers or for those who have lost someone to cancer. Their innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, educational lectures, workshops and social activities, all free of charge. A cancer diagnosis can be an extremely isolating experience, which triggers many emotions including fear, anger, depression and an overwhelming sense of helplessness. Gilda's Club NYC believes no one should face cancer alone. That is a cause we ALL need to co-sign and get down with.
Lily Safani, CEO, Gilda's Club NYC said, "When someone gets diagnosed with cancer it impacts everyone who is close to them - in many different ways. The daily routine of life now includes doctors' visits, weekly treatments and unprecedented medical expenses. The new 'routine' is difficult to manage and navigate alone. But at Gilda's Club NYC, we help cancer patients and their families learn how to live with a cancer diagnosis - through our support groups, educational lectures, and classes. It's important to know you aren't alone and at Gilda's Club, you never are." Amen, sister!
A number of outside companies have offered to partner this year including Baked By Melissa (by providing pink cupcakes for listening parties), Crosley (offering up pink Crosley turntables for giveaways), Record Store Day (who distributed 10,000 koozies on Record Store Day) & more.
Visit 10bands1cause.com to learn more!
Think pink, all day, every day, all year. Breast cancer doesn't think twice, but we should! Let's work to eliminate this disease through artistically-driven programs such as this.