On January 24th, 2009, Platform One Entertainment presents Dare 2 Dream, a benefit concert and silent auction at the House of Blues Chicago featuring Kings of Leon --- one of the biggest acts in rock today. Proceeds will benefit University of Chicago’s state-of-the-art Comer Children’s Hospital, which proudly employs teams of pediatric experts that use advanced diagnostic and medical techniques to care for children of all ages.
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.
Kings of Leon Making an Impact on the Lives of Children with Cancer
In the U.S. and abroad, Kings of Leon have positioned themselves as one of today’s most popular rock acts and will be headlining this meaningful benefit event. Their new record, Only By The Night, recently debuted in the Top 5 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Billboard Digital Albums chart. Rolling Stone says the new record displays “arena-ready largeness” and labels the band “rock heroes.” In the UK, Kings of Leon mania has taken on a new dimension with both a #1 album and #1 single --- a rare feat for any artist. The band has already performed on major programs such as Saturday Night Live and The Late Show with David Letterman with great acclaim, and has also graced the entire cover of the October 2008 SPIN Magazine. Having already toured with U2, Pearl Jam and Bob Dylan, Kings of Leon has a major North American tour taking place this fall including a stop on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The band continues to rock some of the most prolific venues in the world and is thrilled to perform in Chicago to bring critical awareness and funding to pediatric cancer research. Kings of Leon lead singer Caleb Followill exclaims, “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."
Tickets will go on sale November 15th through Ticketmaster!
More information available at Dare 2 Dream's website, and if you have a Paypal account you can make a donation there as well.
Caleb thanks you for checking out this post~
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