Still in the Fight

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Art and Music Supporting Our Wounded Warriors
890782
Michael Fay
Music
Washington, District of Columbia
United States
3 Team Members

Our Story

Still in the Fight is a cooperative venture between singer-songwriter Mike Corrado and the Joe Bonham Project, a reportage art outreach sponsored by the International Society of War Artists and the Society of Illustrators.

Retired Marine Chief Warrant Officer and renowned Combat Artist Michael Fay and another war artist, Richard Johnson, on behalf of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, started doing artwork of Wounded Warriors this past February. In March, Johnson did an illustrated piece for Canada's National Post Marine, infantryman and combat artist Rob Bates, a member of the International Society of War Artists (ISWA) who’s art has been included into the Marine Corps Museum's Combat Art Collection also joined in to contribute some of his amazing artwork.

In discussing the project, Fay asked Mike Corrado, a Marine and singer/songwriter to pen a song for the project. The two met in Fallujah, Iraq, 2005, while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Corrado, an avid supporter of service related causes, and who has recently been featured on CMT, American Forces Network and CNN was immediately up to the challenge. 

The result was the development of a multi-media campaign combing art, music and video to tell the story of Wounded Warriors whose lives have been forever changed and though far from the battlefield remain “Still in the Fight.” 

Mission

The mission is simple; to tell the stories of our combat Wounded Warriors from their perspective utilizing artwork, music and other avenues to spread the word about their amazing determination, sacrifices and resilience. Create a multi-facetted documentary tribute to our Wounded Warriors which will be distributed to mainstream video music channels, national and regional radio and television media outlets, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, museums and more in order to spread the word of their struggles and victories.

The Impact

Upon release, proceeds from the single, video and DVD will benefit organizations that directly support Wounded Warriors from all US military services.

 

What We Need

Still in the Fight is looking to raise $35,000 to fund:

-Audio recording and production costs

-Video recording, editing and production costs

-Transportation of wounded warriors to/from the studio

-CD/DVD production, duplication and distribution

-National TV, Radio and Print promotion and distribution

If additional funds are raised beyond our goal, we will begin phase two which is creating a documentary for TV, web based media and rehabilitative outlets.

What You Get

You can help by donating as much or as little as you’d like.  You can also take advantage of different contribution perks ranging from advanced copies of the song, video and shirts all the way up to autographed guitars, executive producer credits and more. Every little bit helps, if you'd like to make a contribution for an amount, please feel free.  If you'd like an autographed or personalized item made out to a specific person or any other details, please mention this in the remarks box.

Other Ways You Can Help

You can help, by not only donating to Still in the Fight and spreading the word about this unique collaboration of music and art, but also by donating time and resources to wounded warrior programs as well as taking the time to visit our wounded warriors in Veterans Administration Hospitals across the country.   Thank you for supporting those who are Still in the Fight

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This campaign ended on July 4, 2011
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  • $10USD
    Thank You

    A little contribution to help Still in the Fight make it happen

    4 claimed

  • $15USD
    Advanced Song Single

    Advanced digital copy of the single "Still in the Fight" sent to your e-mail before the official release date!

    11 out of 100 claimed

  • $20USD
    SITF T-Shirt (green)

    Ready to wear, comfy Still in the fight T-shirt, Green/Olive drab for all you hard chargers that want to show your support on base, under your cammis/BDUs or PT.

    17 out of 50 claimed

  • $20USD
    Still in the Fight T-Shirt

    Ready to wear, comfy T with the SITF logo. A great way to show your support L & XL, green or black

    26 out of 50 claimed

  • $25USD
    Advanced Song & Video

    Advanced digital copy of the single and private screening link for the video "Still in the Fight" sent to your e-mail before the official release date!

    15 out of 100 claimed

  • $50USD
    Song/Video/Shirt Combo pack

    Advanced digital copy of the single and private screening link for the video "Still in the Fight" sent to your e-mail before the official release date and a limited edition Still in the Fight T-shirt

    26 out of 50 claimed

  • $50USD
    Signed Dick Camp Book (Battle)

    Battle for the City of the Dead or Operation Phantom Fury signed and donated to Still in the fight by author and Retired Marine Colonel Dick Camp. Col Camp has authored: Lima 6, A Marine Company Commander in Vietnam, Leatherneck Legends, Conversations with the Marine Corps' Old Breed, Battleship Arizona's Marines at War, Iwo Jima Recon and The U.S. Navy At War, February 17, 1945 and more.

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  • $75USD
    Max Uriarte Print

    Max Uriarte, creator of the cutting edge military web comic Terminal Lance and co-creator of Still in the Fight's logo, is making available a limited edition of 20 signed and numbered 11x17 colored prints.

    7 out of 20 claimed

  • $100USD
    Song/Video/Shirt/CD-pack

    Advanced digital copy of the single and private screening link for the video "Still in the Fight" sent to your e-mail before the official release date and limited edition Still in the Fight T-shirt and copy of Mike Corrado's Stand, Start Saving Me and Falling Awake CDs

    22 out of 40 claimed

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    $300USD
    USAF PJ Search & Rescue print

    Victor Juhasz is willing to offer a print of this image of USAF Para-Jumpers (PJs) drawn during search and rescue exercises in New Mexico to help raise funds for SITF. $300 donation will win the lucky donor a 10.5"x21" on archival paper. To see a photo please visit http://www.facebook.com/stillinthefight the first donor wins it, there is only one available.

    1 out of 1 claimed

  • $500USD
    Bronze Warrior Bust/Sculpture

    Bronze head cast using the ancient "lost wax" technique, insuring each piece is a unique work of art. This is a 5.5 inch, detailed bronze bust/sculpture of a combat warrior adorned with a Kevlar helmet and goggles affixed to a round pedestal base. A “lost wax” sculpture is an individual, and personalized version designed for Still in the Fight for a very limited number of people. A truly unique sculpture that would look great in any room or office. You can see a picture on our facebook site.

    4 out of 5 claimed

  • $5,000USD
    Corporate Sponsor

    This is intended for companies and organizations who wish to support Still in the Fight. Your name, product, logo, etc will be included in websites, printed materials (CD, DVD, posters, etc) and more. Contact us for more information.

    2 out of 4 claimed

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