Subject: A special message from Alex Nester
To all my friends,
As many of you may know, 2011 marks my 10th year of being diagnosed cancer-free– of being a â€œsurvivorâ€. Iâ€™ve been trying to wrap my brain around what that means. More importantly, why IÂ did survive. Iâ€™d like to think that I was kept here for a purpose, and the only purpose I find is to make music. But not just any musicâ€¦ music that conveys messages of hope, positivity, love, faith, healingâ€¦ everything that was offered to me at my darkest hour. I want to give all that back.
For my 10 year anniversary, I want to use the gifts God has given me to do something positive and impactful.Â Iâ€™m emailing you today to let you know of a charity event that I am putting on to give back. On Saturday, June 18th, 2011, the world famous Troubadour will kindly open its doors for my event,Â â€œ#BurnItDownâ€¦ To Rise Above It!â€. It’s a special benefit concert to raise funds for The American Cancer Society & The Marcelle Erian Foundation (a non-profit organization set up by my oncology office to help the un- and under-insured pay for their cancer treatments and medications). It’sÂ because of organizations such as these that I survived and that we are seeing more and more survivors every year.Â PLUS, I will be releasing and giving away my 2nd album, â€œBURN IT DOWNâ€, to all in attendance as a gift for their generosity.
And this is where you come inâ€¦ Iâ€™ve never been good at this, so Iâ€™ll just come out with itâ€¦ I need your helpâ€¦ in ANY capacity. If any of you know people, vendors, sponsors, organizations that would possibly be interested in helping or donating items for auction, talent, funds, ANYTHING for an event like this, please pass this message along or give them my information. If you feel moved to help in any way, I welcome it with open arms. If you know anyone affiliated with the music industry that would like to listen to some good new music, by all means, send them my way! And if youâ€™d just like to show up, Iâ€™d love that just as well.
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support youâ€™ve shown me over the past 10 years and longer.Â I couldnâ€™t have gotten to this place in my life without your help. I couldn’t have been a true survivor without your friendship. Â I hope and pray that this event makes a difference, and with your help, I know we can.
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