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About Rock for Ronan
Rock for Ronan is a musical compilation currently being compiled to benefit the Ronan Thompson Cancer Foundation. ALL sales from the cd and online downloads will go directly to the foundation to continue research and support of childhood cancers.
The project was started by me, David Warfle, and my wife Jessikah. Music has always played a big part in both of our lives, and we wanted to try and find a creative way to not only keep inspiring people to fight against this evil disease, but also a way to help raise funds for a foundation we have become incredibly passionate about, The Ronan Thompson Foundation.
We are currently working on recruiting some amazing talent for this project. Finding songs and artists from all different genres, and having them contribute to create one inspiring album.
Every penny of sales from this album will go to the foundation. The reason we started this Indiegogo campaign was to help get the production of the cd done and have it marketed correctly to ensure that the album will not only make a ton of money for the foundation, but more importantly raise awareness of how serious this disease really is. If we have any of the funding left upon completion of the project, it too will go directly to the Ronan Thompson Foundation.
We hope you will help us in any way possible. Remember every dollar counts. Please help spread the word and help us to fight this fight against childhood cancer.
The Impact of Childhood Cancer
- Every 3 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer, that adds up to approximately 175,000 children per year worldwide.
- Even worse cancer kills more children than any other disease. More than Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes and Pediatric AIDS combined.
- Sadly, pediatric cancers receive the LEAST funding of any types of cancer, with less than 5% of the federal governments total research funds going towards it.
Ronan Thompson is strong, brave, funny, smart, spicy, fearless, innocent, carefree, inspiring, sparkly, silly, soulful, bold, courageous, proud, powerful, and all things beautiful. He was 3-years old when he passed away from Neuroblastoma, a form of Childhood Cancer. He shouldn’t have. No child should. That is what we are fighting for. Fighting for Ronan and all children who were and will be struck with this horrible disease.
The Ronan Thompson Foundation raises funds for research that will find new and innovative ways to treat neuroblastoma, and ultimately, find a cure for this disease. They want to create a World Class Neuroblastoma Research and Care Center. They are out to make this world so much better for these kids and families with the best doctors, research, treatment, love and support. Donations to The Ronan Thompson Foundation fund the nation's top oncologists to perform ground-breaking clinical trials in the search for a cure for pediatric cancer.
What We Need & What You Get
Putting together a project like this is not cheap, but with your help we know we can reach our goals!
The funds will be used for several various pieces of the project. First off will be the production of the CD. While most of the artists have already recorded their music, we still have a couple who need to get in the studio and record the songs they've written especially for this cd. Once we have all the songs compiled and ready, we need to master the CD so it all flows together and so it sounds like one beautiful piece. Then we have to get the cd's made, the artwork done, and have it put up on iTunes and all your favorite music sites! Finally, we want to market the crap out of this album, we want people who have no idea at all about Ronan, Neuroblastoma, or childhood cancers to learn, and understand how important it is that we start taking care of our future. If there are any funds left over at the end of the project, they will be immediately donated to the foundation.
Generally, the perks for a lot of these campaigns are super in depth, with Rock for Ronan that is not the case. We have 3 different levels we are offering, and we mean it when we say, anything you can contribute means the world.
The Purple Level:
This level will be any contribution of $5 or more. When contributing, you will receive a link to a digital copy of the final project that you can download as well as your name on a custom item that we will present to the foundation upon completion of the CD.
The Gold Level:
This level will be any contribution of $20 or more. When contributing, you will receive a link to a digital copy of the final project that you can download, a physical copy of the cd mailed to you, your name inside of the cd booklet as well as your name on a custom item that we will present to the Ronan Thompson Foundation upon completion of the CD.
The Ultimate Ro-Lovie:
There is only one of these available and it's for a donation of $500 or more. We have a very talented artist who is going to be hand painting an acoustic guitar with the Ronan Thompson Cancer Foundation logo on it. This item will be mailed to you prior to the release of the album. You will also receive all the perks of the gold level including: a link to a digital copy of the final project that you can download, a physical copy of the cd mailed to you, your name inside of the cd booklet as well as your name on a custom item that we will present to the Ronan Thompson Foundation upon completion of the CD. This is a one of a kind item which we are extremely excited about.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can't help fund the project, it's no problem, there are still other ways you can help us out:
- The biggest thing is to spread the word! Tell you family, friends, random people on the streets, and hey, maybe even your pets. The more people who know about this, the more we can do, and the bigger we can make this project. Our goal is just to raise as much as we can no matter what. If you want to get more involved and want to know how, call us or email us 24 hours a day through our website at www.rockforronan.com or simply by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
If for some sad reason we are not able to raise enough funds to fully fund the project, all collected money will go straight to Ronan Thompson Cancer Foundation, and even though there may not be music, it will still be doing a world of good in the hands of the foundation. BUT lets think positive, lets all come together and make this happen. Seriously, feel free to contact us anytime. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to check out our project. Lets fight this fight, and find a cure!