Friday, February 6, 2009


DrumStrong is a phenomenal organization doing great work helping to beat cancer.

The founder Scott Swimmer is one of the most passionate people I've ever met.
At age 15, Scott's son Mason was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (a rare bone cancer) and underwent many months of chemo and extensive surgeries on his leg. Three years later he has beaten it and pitches for his varsity high school baseball team. Scott's experience with his own son's battle with cancer has led him to creating DrumStrong.... The world needs more people like Scott Swimmer.

Check out more here...

Friday, February 6th, 2009, 6 p.m.

NotSoSilent Auction

Benefiting Levine Children's Hospital


DrumsForCures presents our ‘NotSoSilent’ Auction with music by the world renowned Brubeck Brothers Quartet (Dave's sons), Jim Donovan (Rusted Root), Jim Brock & Jim Roberts and other musical surprises (join the JimJam). With a 'knock-yer-socks-off' opening act by internationally acclaimed Vinx. Enjoy the magnanimous Larry Sprinkle as emcee.

Our ‘NotSoSilent’ Auction will be at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. Charlotte, NC, 28202 @ 6:00 pm, with a famous musical jam in the McGlohon Theater.

:: Fabulous hors d’oeuvres, open bar and over 100 exciting silent auction items including signed Lance Armstrong jerseys and posters, Willie Nelson, Mickey Hart, Stephen King and other celeb. autographed items, vintage wines, travel, restaurant & spa packages, 'Meet & Greet' Mickey Hart, premium Dead tix, a rare dw Timeless Timber drum kit and MUCH more.

:: All proceeds benefit the Levine Children’s Hospital cancer research and clinical trials programs.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice Jim. I'm so glad you are a part of the solution (and my life). Thank you for sharing your beautiful energy, talent and heart to help make our event a success. You're a good man.

    Through our DrumsForCures :: drumSTRONG events, we do showcase the cancer health resources available in the region (and globally), educate, support survivorship, and raise awareness and funds. As important as anything else we do, we encourage the community to focus on 'playing nice' (lighten up on the constraints and limiting factors of "competitiveness") giving rise to true, solid, collaborative initiatives.

    We are not competing for "cancer dollars" like so many. DrumsForCures wants you to intelligently support the cancer societies and research facilities that do the most good. We make them available to you and ask that we be the conduit. We help so many in such cool fashion. Many positive activities are manifesting such as bringing percussionists into the pediatric clinics, programs to educate youth about cancer health and drum circles around town. We gather people to rhythm, facilitate opportunities and create sound community.

    Not another walk, run, ride, golf tournament; truly something for all ages, wages and stages of health...

    In the very near future, there will be drumSTRONGs in multiple cities so that wherever we are, we will show the neighborhood what's available and support the local needs.

    Am I rambling again...

    Oh yeah, did I mention BIG fun?

    Wishes of love, peace and good health,


    drumSTRONG '09 is May 16th & 17th :: COME OUT & PLAY!