Atlanta, GA, September 29, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and October 23rd is the first day of the Breast Cancer 3 Day walk in Atlanta. Each year the Susan G. Komen Foundation raises funds for breast cancer research by asking walkers to raise a minimum dollar amount in order to participate in the event. While the 60 mile walk is definitely a rigorous challenge, the task of raising funds can often be more challenging than the walk itself. This year, Hip-Hop artist Sho Baraka and others will be supporting the cause with the "Hip-Hop for the Cure" concert being held on October 16th at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia.
One of the local artists and event coordinator, Joe Wright (Crayzee Joe), lost his grandmother to breast cancer when he was 12 years old. "I remember she was a great woman. We didn't live close to each other but we had a special bond because we were born on the same day. It really ripped me apart when I lost her so young. This year, my wife is walking in her name and I am doing whatever I can to raise funds for this great cause. If a cure is found, then other people won't have to feel the loss that I felt because of this disease." Joe is also hoping to raise enough money to support his sister-in-law, who participated in the walk last year, and others who are raising funds to participate in the walk this year.
Even with their busy schedules, the artists have committed to help raise funds for breast cancer research with their performances at the "Hip-Hop for the Cure" concert. Sho Baraka recently finished the Don't Waste Your Life tour with Reach Records and is going to be hitting the road again shortly with the Altered Minds tour, and Mark J just completed a European tour after the release of his newest project, An Everyday World. The performers are helping with this cause because they have compassion for those who are affected by the struggles associated with breast cancer and the challenges they face.
The concert currently has three rap acts and a spoken word act scheduled to perform. The event is limited to only 1,000 tickets and they can be bought through iTickets for only $7.00 each. On October 16th, the day of the event, tickets will be $10 at the door, but that's only if they are still available. There will also be door prizes for those attending the concert, including a pair of tickets to a Falcons' game and more. For tickets, please visit www.itickets.com or call 1-800-965-9324 to place your order. For additional information or questions about the event, please contact Joe Wright at 404-348-8348.