Monday, July 09, 2007

Indie Musicians Fight Ewing's Sarcoma: A Steven Mackin Tribute

The official site will be fully functional on July 11th but Blabbeando has been given a sneak-preview at an online project by The Indie Music Resource Group to raise funds in the fight against Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that usually strikes children and young adults between the ages of 10 and 30.

The project, which would compile the top 20 mixed-genre song submissions for a CD that will be released in October 28th of 2007, is the brain-child of
Jake Wheat, Station Manager of Streetblast.com.

The idea, Wheat says, came from his desire to say good-bye to
Steven Mackin (pictured), who died of the illness on October 28th of 2006 - something he was not able to do while Steven was alive.
Steven’s loss has saddened and angered me more than I can explain. Steven is owed a distinctive honor. Some good has to come from this sadness. This project is dedicated to Steven Michael Mackin, and this tribute to him will help find a cure, and to also support others cope with Ewing’s Sarcoma. We will stomp out Ewing’s, one way or another
100% of the CD earnings will go towards efforts to find an Ewing's Sarcoma vaccine and improve early detection efforts. Bands are encouraged to submit contributions through the StompOutCancer website beginning July 11th.

For additional information contact Jake Wheat at 502 489-1501 or e-mail at jake@stompoutcancer.com.

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1 comment:

Jake A. Wheat said...

I wanted to point out that the mascot on the CD cover is from StreetBlast.com, which is named "Mack," and we have an FAQ section on the StreetBlast.com site which explains why.

Also, on the character you will notice a brown armband. Our character NEVER takes it off, as noted in his FAQ's. The stitches in the armband have "SMM" in them, paying respect to "Steven Michael Mackin." Just a small tidbit for those of you who like those sorts of details! :)

Also thanks to you for posting this article, I am grateful!

Sincerely,
Jake A. Wheat
Station Manager
StreetBlast.com
StompOutCancer.com