One of the joys of getting on a motorcycle is that you don’t always know where the road will take you. For lifelong motorcycling fan Mike Haley, it took him to the founding of a charitable organization that could change the lives of others in a profound way. […]
Buying a band T-shirt is generally a simple act: You like the band, you buy the shirt. Shirts For A Cure takes it to another level. You like the band, you buy the shirt — and you strike a blow against breast cancer.
SFAC is the brainchild of punk-rock photographer Mark Beemer, whose wife died from the disease in 2002. He founded the Syrentha J. Savio Endowment (SSE), named after her, to offer financial assistance to women who can’t afford breast cancer medicine or therapy. […]
If you’ve ever listened to a tune during a dark time and come away feeling better, you know first-hand that music can be a powerful salve. Take that transformation and multiply it many times, and you get a glimpse of what they’re doing at Musicians On Call, a charitable group that uses music to lift the spirits of hospital patients. […]
In 2005, a handful of Dallas mavericks had an idea: join the art and music communities for an art auction and fundraising concert. They called it Art Conspiracy, and it was held at the historic Texas Theater in Oak Cliff.
That first year, 100 artists’ works, created on 18-by-18-inch plywood boards, were auctioned off between performances from local musicians. The evening raised more than $10,000 for the Paul Simon-founded Children’s Health Fund, benefiting children displaced by Hurricane Katrina. […]