By Tim Saunders on
Slash will perform at a special charity gig in Hollywood on December 11.
The Rock Nation Monster Showcase at The Highlands, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, will benefit Shred Kids Cancer, a charity established by 10-year-old Teegan Stedman after a friend was diagnosed with cancer.
“Shred Kids’ Cancer is a charity that lets kids try and do something for these other kids who are suffering,” says Teegan. “Its a way to make the kids who have cancer know that we are here for them and show them we care and give them strength.”
“While other charities are amazing and offer ways to improving our environment or giving programs for underprivileged youth or school funding are very very valuable, they do not actually take peoples lives like cancer does,” wrote Teegan when she first contacted Slash about playing at the gig. “Kids who do not get their fair crack at life are dying from this disease. The ones who do survive are undergoing a lot of mental stress and physical trauma that they will never get back. Yet each and every one of them that I have met are fighters. The money we raise does not go to paying any salaries of Shred Kids Cancer (all of us are volunteers) or even to painting the facilities at the hospital or to getting better coffee machines in the research lab. They go directly to ensure programs at Mattle Children’s Hospital UCLA in the oncology department within Dr. Kathleen Sakamoto’s team can continue to work to find the cure for pediatric cancer.”
Tickets to the gig are $12-15. More information can be found at www.shredkidscancer.org.
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