Metalunderground.com Sponsors Rock Against Diabetes 2008 Fundraising Concert
Metalunderground.com has been announced as a sponsor for the Rock Against Diabetes event, taking place in Las Vegas at the Deep Rock Drive venue on August 23rd, 2008. The event will be hosted by L.A. music promoter/Club Manager and the infamous and notorious winner of Big Brother 8, "Evel" Dick Donato. The fundraising concert's line-up currently consists of Y&T, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, Cliff Morrison and The Lizard Sun Band, Eric Martin (of Mr. Big fame), and Bang Tango, with the possibility of more bands to be added. Proceeds from the event and related auctions will go to raise awareness of diabetes, educate diabetics on mitigating the effects of the disease with proper nutrition, and to help fund a facility in Abbotsford, BC, where this technology will be put to the test by using the information provided to actually prepare and deliver the food to diabetics in the area that are new to the disease, or incapable to prepare or afford the necessary foods.
While the bands on Rock Against Diabetes may not be the favorites to the majority of our readership, they represent some well-known names from the 80s metal scene. Moreover, the event represents a good cause, and I'm proud to be involved with spreading the word about the Rock Against Diabetes benefit concert. Diabetes affects millions of people and even if not directly affected, nearly everyone knows someone who has been affected directly or indirectly by diabetes. Several of the staff on Metalunderground.com have been affected to various degrees.
Ellie Timms, a freelance photographer and journalist who will be covering the event for Metalunderground.com, is a diabetic herself and has been deeply affected by the disease. Discussing the importance of the event, Ellie commented: "Being a diabetic and coming from a family of diabetics, I know the harsh reality of how diabetes can and will slowly kill you if you're not given the proper education and treatment. Rock Against Diabetes is fighting for world-wide awareness that education, nutrition, exercise and research can forever change and give quality of life to diabetics. WE DO NOT HAVE TO DIE!"
So help us spread the word about this event and make it as big a success as it can be!
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