Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Got Kidney? & Hip Hop(e) for Healing Southwest Tour Kick-Off

For Immediate Release

San Francisco, CA

May 11, 2010

Contact: RasCue Rastacuetip@gmail.com

The Bay Area based foundation “Got Kidney?” and the New York based organization “Hip-Hop(e) For Healing” in association with AMR Productions and Boogie Events join forces to present The Southwest Tour Kick-Off at the Mighty Nightclub in San Francisco on Wednesday June 9, 2010.

“Got Kidney?” and “Hip-Hop(e) For Healing” have planned an opening night for their two-week Southwest Tour that promises to be an event just shy of a music festival. Featured artists include underground hip-hop legends Rasco (Cali Agents/Various Blends), Big Pooh (Little Brother), Kam Moye aka Supastition and opening acts Otayo Dubb (Co-Deez) and 7 Daize. Two rooms of deejays will showcase World I.T.F. Champion DJ Swiftrock, DJ SpazeCraft, DJ RasCue, DJ LadyLu, DJ Theory and Carey Kopp; and celebrating10 years of Emmy's Spaghetti Shack Restaurant deejays will be DJ Mophono, Sonnyphono, DJ SmallHouse, MommySound and LL Aspect. Hosting this event will be none other than Pep Love of the legendary Hieroglyphics crew. A portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting the goals of “Got Kidney?” and “Hip Hop(e) for Healing” to promote organ donor awareness and health education.

In December of 2008, DJ RasCue was diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure (kidney disease). On May 20, 2009 Hip Hop(e) for Healing co-founder Aaron Lazansky (DJ SpazeCraft) successfully donated a kidney to his girlfriend of two years who had been battling chronic kidney disease. Throughout their own personal struggles with this illness, these three saw a great need to not only offer aid to those currently afflicted with kidney disease, but also to educate the general public about organ donation. Propelled into action, RasCue created the “Got Kidney?” foundation and Lazansky founded the Hip Hop(e) for Healing Project. Both organizations use their ties to the worldwide music industry, generating funds to raise awareness about the importance of organ donor registration and healthy lifestyle strategies for those living in marginalized urban communities.

All involved look forward to a memorable experience for music lovers, as well as, a unique opportunity to educate the public on health and wellness issues that affect us all. Do not miss this opportunity to indulge in an amazing evening while kicking off this important cause. Your donation could help speak to the next generation of youth on healthy living choices and disease prevention. This is truly a one of a kind “feel good” event.


*NOW AVAILABLE: www.gotkidney.bandcamp.com

RasCue has launched the exclusive "Got Kidney?" music series, helping those in need and giving back to those so generous in their donations. Volume One of this series, which features tour headliner Rasco, conceptually focuses on meaningful music drawn from profound life topics that touch us all: Love, Change, Growth, Survival, Hope, Strength, Adversity, Inspiration, and Peace.

*COMING SOON: HHFH is creating a new wellness based music compilation called Spark of Life~complete with a PDF booklet of healthy recipes, visual artwork from worldwide supporters, and links to partner organizations also doing good work throughout our communities. This will be a digital release, available only on bandcamp.com. (Check out their new eco-health tip cards at http://blog.sohnup.com)


Jazmine R. Henderson
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CHBA Fundraiser Thursday, 5/27/10 @ Chevy's

Please join me, along with the members of the Charles Houston Bar Association for a fundraiser at Chevy's in Emeryville between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 27th. For every dollar you spend, Chevy's will give CHBA twenty-five percent (25%). This money will be used to provide book stipends to high school students entering college in the fall.
So, please come out, enjoy the food & friends and help support our future.
Nedra Shawler