Take Action Tour raises over $60,000!Uncategorized — By melissa on March 4, 2010
The recently completed ninth annual Take Action Tour just wrapped up with one last triumphant hurrah in Dallas on March 2, 2010. The tour, whose mission is to create a better world, continues to inspire and make change in a proactive manner.
The Impact of the 2010 Take Action Tour:
-Over $60,000 raised to help further the mission of Patrick Pedraja and his organization Driving For Donors
-Over 30,000 fans in 31 cities proved that the world can be made a better place
-Tour reaches goal enlisting over 2010 fans to sign up for the National Marrow Registry!
-Nearly 8,000 copies of the Take Action Volume 9 compilation sold
Headlining band We The Kings, along with Mayday Parade, A Rocket To The Moon, There For Tomorrow, Stereo Skyline, and Call The Cops united an impressive amount of fans across the U.S. and Canada that cared about more than just attending a great show. The active and engaged audience stood up to make a difference by raising funds, awareness and actual life saving donor volunteers for Driving For Donors (an organization started by now 14-year-old Patrick Pedraja who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 10) whose mission is to sign up people to the National Marrow Registry.
Take Action 2010 raised over $60,000 for Patrick Padraja’s mission through the unique model of donating 10% of each ticket sold to charity, along with other fundraising efforts including donating 5% of the suggested retail price of each Take Action Volume 9 compilation sold.
Hopeless/Sub City would like to thank all the bands and labels involved this year that brought the message directly to fans that each one of us can take action and make the world a better place.
Take Action looks forward to continue to support Patrick Pedraja and Driving For Donors’ mission of saving lives and everyone at Hopeless Records & Sub City Non Profit is grateful for the opportunity to organize this tour to benefit him and be involved in such a great cause in even a small way. Hopeless Records & Sub City Non Profit is hard at work on the next Take Action Tour and will be announcing the next benefiting charity soon. All The latest information can always be found at Takeactiontour.com.
2010 Take Action! Tour Artists:
We The Kings, Mayday Parade, A Rocket To The Moon, There For Tomorrow, Stereo Skyline, Call The Cops
2010 Take Action Tour Sponsor:
Presenting sponsor Hot Topic has worked with the Take Action Tour since the tour’s inception in 1999 and their commitment to helping make a positive impact continues to be as strong in 2010 as it has ever been. The music lifestyle mall retailer (hottopic.com) is a natural fit as a presenter, because they demonstrate a passion for music in everything they do.
Additional generous sponsors of the 2010 Take Action Tour:
MySpace Music, Alternative Press, Absolutepunk.net, TouchTunes Interactives Networks, Go! Merch, Hopeless Records, S-curve Records, Atlantic Records, Fueled By Ramen, Myspace Records
2010 Take Action Tour Charity:
Driving For Donors exists to draw donors, attention, and funds to the National Marrow Registry. The non-profit organization is the brainchild of now 14-year-old Patrick Pedraja who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 10. In 2007, at age 11, Patrick and his family started Driving For Donors and traveled around the country in a special “Donormobile” with the mission of signing people up for the National Marrow Registry to help find bone marrow matches for people in need of a transplant. Since then they have added over 22,000 donors to the registry, saved more than 24 people’s lives with matches and raised over $100,000 for tissue typing fees and drive expenses by selling advertising on Patrick’s bald head.
About Hopeless Records & Sub City Non Profit:
In 1999 Hopeless Records formally started supporting non-profit organizations under the Sub City banner with charitable albums, tours, and events. Now itself a registered 501c3 non-profit organization, Sub City continues this mission of raising funds and awareness for worthy causes, and to date has raised nearly $2 million dollars for over 50 non-profit organizations.