By Tim Saunders on
Rockers Kings Of Leon are to play a special charity gig later this month – but the only way you can get to it is by donating to charity!
Dare 2 Dream is a benefit concert for the Lisa Klitzky Foundation, an organization that supports adolescent cancer survivors facing long-term physical and psychological challenges in their post-treatment years. Proceeds from the concert – which takes place at the House of Blues Chicago on January 24 – will also go to the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.
Sadly, the concert is sold out. However, you can still win tickets by making a $5 donation to the Lisa Klitzky Foundation before January 9.
The band is reported to be thrilled to perform in Chicago to bring critical awareness and funding to pediatric cancer research. Lead singer Caleb Followill said, “The band is excited to play the House of Blues for such a worthy cause. We are all happy to support Dare 2 Dream’s mission to save the lives of countless children.”
According to a press release announcing the concert, pediatric cancer researchers need your support.
“Cancer kills 560,000 Americans every year. That’s 1,500 people each day, and one person every minute. Everyone has been touched by the damaging repercussions of cancer, but the tragedy is truly devastating when cancer claims the life of a child. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children between infancy and 15 years of age. Diagnosed regularly, pediatric cancer strikes randomly and spares no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region – but at present, the prevention of pediatric cancer is impossible as its causes are mostly unknown. Due to the lack of essential media attention, awareness of much needed funding for pediatric cancer is virtually absent from the public eye. To make matters worse, the government’s cancer research budget has been cut every consecutive year since 2003. Given the rampant nature of this disease, we must stay vigilant and committed to healing as many people as possible and finding a cure without delay.”
More info on how to donate to the Foundation and win tickets can be found here.
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