Lady Gaga, Green Day, Shakira Take Part in City of Hope T-Shirt Campaign
Fri, 22 Jul 2011 12:28:54
Fans of Lady Gaga, John Lennon, Tom Petty, Green Day, Shakira and more than 25 other artists can show off collectible edition t-shirts sporting their favorite artists and their support for City of Hope, a research, treatment and education institute for cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
"I'm a big believer in the power of music to connect and heal," said Irving Azoff, chairman of Live Nation Entertainment. "I'm so grateful to the many artists and friends who are contributing to the unique 'Hope, Love and Rock & Roll' merchandise program supporting City of Hope, an organization my wife Shelli and I are deeply committed to."
Added Shelli Azoff, a longtime member of the City of Hope Music and Entertainment Industry Group, "The artists in this program inspire millions of fans through their music and example. I'm personally inspired by City of Hope's doctors and researchers, who work every day to develop treatments and cures for life-threatening illnesses, and am delighted that music fans can join Irving and me in supporting this important organization just by purchasing one-of-a-kind t-shirts."
Featured artists in the program include:
New Kids on the Block
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Additional artists will be announced throughout the year.
"Music plays such a vital role in our lives, comforting us in our times of need or galvanizing us into action to make a positive change," said Alexandra M. Levine, M.D., chief medical officer, City of Hope. "We are grateful for the support of these talented musical artists and rock n' roll merchandise companies, Live Nation Merchandise, Bravado International and FEA, which will help City of Hope raise awareness and funds for research to help patients and families who face a life-threatening disease."
Beginning this month, fans who visit the artists' official websites or here can purchase "Hope, Love and Rock & Roll" t-shirts featuring those acts. At least 50 percent of the retail price will benefit research and treatment programs at City of Hope.
You can view more T-shirt's here and here! Check out Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber T-shirts here and here!
Are you going to nab a City of Hope campaign t-shirt? If so, which one?