In April of 2014, David Lamb of the duo brown bird earned his angel wings at the age of 35 after receiving a bone marrow transplant during his battle with an aggressive form of leukemia.
An excerpt from MorganEve Swain:
"During Dave's illness, our friends The Devil Makes Three paired up with #LoveHopeStrength, to sign people up as potential bone marrow donors.
Our friends in ZOX teamed up with Be The Match to do the same.
Today, I'm thrilled to report that a match was found from EACH of those shows, and somewhere two fans of two different bands are donating their bone marrow in Dave's honor to help cure someone's blood cancer.
I can't think of a better tribute.
Dave's successful transplant gave us 9 months together that we may not have had. Signing up to be a donor is easy. Do it today. Do it for Dave.
photo: james joiner
Congrats to the artists, venues and volunteers who helped make this happen, and to the 63 patients out there who have been given HOPE through your combined efforts!!
#lovehopestrength #deletebloodcancer #musicsaveslives #hopelives
March Madness, LHS style, has begun! Be sure and stop by one of our tables at the following events and GET ON THE LIST!
Drop Kick Murphys-Clifton Park, NY
Drop Kick Murphy-Huntington, NY
The Church- Denver, CO
Rayland Baxter- Fayetteville, AR
Drop Kick Murphys- Huntington, NY
G. Love & Special Sauce- Cincinnati, OH
Drop Kick Murphys- Sliver Spring, MD
The Movielife-Philidelphia, PA
G Love & Special Sauce-Pittsburgh, PA
Rocky Mountain Rollergirls-Denver, CO
Robert Randolph & the Family Band-Denver, CO
G Love & Special Sauce- Boston, MA
Yoga Live- Denver, CO
Dropkick Murphys-New York City, NY
#getswabbed #deletebloodcancer #musicsaveslives #lovehopestrength
You won't believe who’s helping us save lives! Meet the 4-year-old artist who is inspiring us to believe that anyone can make a difference.
Introducing Juna, our newest partner in helping to save lives. Juna is an amazing young artist from Maui who expresses his abstract painting style on canvas, guitars and ukuleles. In March, he'll unveil his first collection on Maui at @Mauikombucha and proceeds will benefit a new Love Hope Strength project in Vietnam that provides free treatment to children who are battling cancer… Juna, you rock!
Check out @Juna’s Facebook page to see his awesome work and be sure to give him a LIKE for all he’s doing! #theartofjuna #lovehopestrength #maui #love
LHS Around the World Sunday is happy to share a collage of just a few of the people who got ON THE LIST with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness during his UK tour by our amazing #lovehopestrength UK team!
#musicsaveslives #dearjackfoundation #amnthewilderness #deletebloodcancer #getswabbed
The power of numbers.
Excerpts from @MediaplanetUSA’s insert in USA Today for their #BloodHealth issue:
• Nearly every 3 minutes, someone in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer
• Nearly every 10 minutes, someone in the US dies from a blood cancer
• Each year nearly 13,000 patients will need a bone marrow transplant (BMT) from someone outside their family as their only chance of survival
• Donors are more likely to match a patient who shares the same ethnic background as them.
The current ethnic breakdown of the registry:
7% African America
4% Mixed Race
Just 3 steps can save a life:
1) Go to http://www.gotl.org
2) Select 'love hope strength' when asked how you heard about them
3) Complete registration process
#deletebloodcancer #getswabbed #lovehopestrength #cancersucks
#TBT to Donavon Frankenreiter in 2012 letting everyone know how important it is to Get On The List.
Now Donavon's own dad, Marty, is looking for a match in his fight against leukemia.
Continued LHS going out to Marty and the entire Frankenreiter clan!
Are YOU on the list yet?? It's as easy as going to the following link, selecting 'lhs' when asked how you heard about them, and completing your form!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our Fearless Leader, Mr. Mike Peters!!
Here's to many many more.
Great article just released about the birthday boy in the Lancashire Evening Post!
#lovehopestrength#happybirthday #legend #thealarm
We're excited to partner with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and his Dear Jack Foundation to ensure we can save more lives than ever in 2015!!
#musicsaveslives #deletebloodcancer #getswabbed #strongertogether #dearjack #andrewmcmahon
When your mom is the Director of #lovehopestrength, you already know what you're getting on your 18th birthday!
The gift of being able to save a life!
To give this gift to someone you love, head to http://www.gotl.org and select 'love hope strength' when it asks how you heard about them.
Happy birthday Liam!!
#eighteen #gotowar #vote #getswabbed #savealife
Here's what's on the books for the week ahead!
Brett Dennen, San Diego
JD McPherson, New York
Greensky Bluegrass with Rayland Baxter, Stoughton
Willie Nelson, Atlanta
Itchy-O with Munly and the Lupercalians, Denver
Nerd Prom, Denver
Murder By Death, New York
Our UK team will also be onsite during the Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness tour this week!
#deletebloodcancer #getswabbed #musicsaveslives
This was posted by our amazing RockStar Volunteer, Kathy Flynn, earlier this week:
"Feeling better today….. Need to find hope and strength again."
We figure this is a great place to send her some hope and strength from as she bravely faces stave IV Glioblastoma (brain cancer) after surviving myelofibrosis and 2 bone marrow transplants.
Sending Love, Hope AND Strength from all of us at LHS to our dear friend.
Please take a minute to send your LHS to Kathy to let her know she's not alone.
#cancersucks #notalone #lovehopestrength #warrior
A short clip from the recent Caudalie fundraiser in California in support of Donavon Frankenreiter and his dad's search for a lifesaving match.
Thanks to all those who participated!!
#codylovass #donavonfrankenreiter #lovehopestrength #musicsaveslives #getswabbed #caudalie #leukemiasucks
Love Hope Strength at Love Hope Strength Lounge.
The #lovehopestrength headquarters in Denver is relocating so we can spread our guitar wings! Stay tuned for photos of our bigger and badder digs!
Shout out to RockStar Volunteer Lisa Miller who has been a part of the LHS family since 2010, has been on every hike we've hosted including FujiRocks, VailRocks, KauaiRocks, EverestRocks, and KiliRocks, and has been involved in dozens of Get On the List events nationwide! Thank you, Lisa, for being such a big part of ensuring we can continue to save lives one concert at a time!!
We always greatly appreciate all of your generous donations,
but we just LOVE it when the winner of one of our unique auction items, like this amazing guitar signed by our own Mike Peters and many other talented artists, is a LEUKEMIA SURVIVOR!
Fran Smith first learned about LHS from seeing the Everest special on MTV/Palladia, and, although immediately drawn to the cause, had to wait until after his treatments were complete to get his rockin' LHS tattoo.
Thank YOU Fran, and enjoy your new guitar!!
#musicsaveslives #cancersucks #payingitforward #passionforacause
What festivals would you like to see #LoveHopeStrength at in 2015??? Please comment, all suggestions welcomed!!!
Westword Artopia features 25+ local artists, 15+ local bands & Whiteout, Westword's annual fashion show. Use promo code: LOVE for $10 off GA tix. http://ticketf.ly/1uuBn10
Join us for Juna's Debut Art Show and Benefit. Come celebrate one of Maui's rising stars and be part of a special evening featuring art, kombucha, pupus, and amazing live music at Maui's favorite local spot!
Juna is a 4-year-old artist who lives on Maui and began painting and playing music at the age of one. He expresses his unique art style on canvas, guitars, ukeleles, and other natural surfaces.
Juna has partnered with the Love Hope Strength Foundation, the world’s leading music centric cancer organization. A portion of proceeds from the sale of Juna’s work will benefit the LHS project in Vietnam to provide free treatment for children who are battling cancer.
LHS Update: "Get On The List" this week at any of these shows!!!
Brett Dennen - Napa, CA
Less Than Jake - San Francisco, CA
Pioneer Charter School - Denver, CO
Austin's Memory Drive - Highlands Ranch, CO
Reel Big Fish - Anaheim, CA
Railroad Earth - Brooklyn, NY
Cash'd Out - Denver, CO
Pennies For Patients - Highlands Ranch, CO
Rayland Baxter - Columbus, OH
Railroad Earth - Brooklyn, NY
Greensky Bluegrass - Chicago, IL
Motion City Soundtrack - Englewood, CO
Brett Dennen - Pioneertown, CA
Denver Westword - Denver, CO
Frankie's Retirement Drive - Denver, CO
Rob's B-day at Scruffy Murphy's - Denver, CO