From Lazlo, organizer of Banding Together
I am so grateful to have the opportunity to host the annual Banding Together benefit as a way to raise funds and awareness for a cause that is very personal to me as my wife, Naomi, suffers from ankylosing spondylitis (AS). I have seen the debilitating effects of this disease and the chronic pain and discomfort it causes. Thanks to the artists who donate their time and talents, and to the music fans who support the shows, live broadcast and download the comp year after year. Their love for music goes very far in helping us raise money and draw attention to a disease that affects more than two million people.
About the benefit
Internet radio station and music website BlowUpRadio.com, where NJ rock lives, has announced its schedule of events for its 2018 Banding Together, its annual benefit for The Spondylitis Association of America. The benefit is a three part event - multiple live concerts, a webathon and a final downloadable compilation album. This year’s event is bigger and better than ever once again bringing together some of the best local indie musicians from around New Jersey performing in October and November at multiple benefit concerts at such popular venues as The Brighton Bar (Long Branch) and Clash Bar (Clifton), the return of its 3-day webathon broadcast live on BlowUpRadio.com and its annual music compilation.
All money raised from the concerts, webathon donations and compilation downloads, will go directly to the Spondylitis Association of America to fund research and provide the programs and services the spondylitis community has come to rely on. Spondylitis is a genetic rheumatoid arthritic condition that causes inflammation and fusion in the vertebrae of the spine. BlowUpRadio.com has been hosting annual Banding Together benefits for more than a decade now and has raised thousands of dollars for the cause and has helped increased awareness of this genetic disease which the Centers For Disease Control says affects more than 2.7 million adults in the US.
Donate $10 or more online to SAA to receive a special code, redeemable at http://spondy.bandcamp.com/ to download the compilation album.
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