The Alarm's Mike Peters Announces Love Hope Strength Foundation Event On Capitol Hill, September 6th For Bone Marrow Donations
August 31, 2016 at 11:19 AM (PT)
THE ALARM's MIKE PETERS is hosting a special event, "Get On The List," on CAPITOL HILL in WASHINGTON, D.C., for his LOVE HOPE STRENGTH FOUNDATION on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th. The event will promote a lifesaving bone marrow donor registration program run by LHSF in partnership with DKMS - We Delete Blood Cancer - who are inviting U.S. Senators, Congressmen, staff, government employees, and visitors to register and become potential life-savers at their first-ever cheek swab donor drive. The event takes place in the CAPITOL BUILDING between 10a and 4p (ET) in room HVC-200 in the CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER (CVC). HOUSE Majority Leader KEVIN McCARTHY will serve as an Honorary Co-Host for the event alongside HOUSE DEMOCRATIC Whip STENY HOYER.
The "Get On The List" program registers people to the international donor registry by hosting cheek swab drives at concerts and music festivals with the support of many world-renowned artists including ROBERT PLANT, KENNY CHESNEY, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, LINKIN PARK and more at world class music festivals such as LOLLAPALOOZA, AUSTIN CITY LIMITS and the U.K.'s ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL. Since 2008, LHSF has added over 150,000 music fans to the international bone marrow registry resulting in 3,000 potentially life-saving matches.
MIKE PETERS, a two-time cancer survivor himself, co-founded LHSF, the world's leading rock and roll cancer foundation, which promotes innovative, music-related outreach and awareness programs for cancer sufferers and their families. Since 2010, the LHSF has been hosting donor drives at concerts and festivals across the globe and has registered upwards of 100,000 individuals to the INTERNATIONAL BONE MARROW REGISTRY. Through these registrations, to date the foundation has provided more than 1,800 life-saving matches.
After a highly successful series of sold-out solo concerts at NEW YORK CITY's IRIDIUM this summer, PETERS will now take his show on tour in NORTH AMERICA in SEPTEMBER. PETERS will play venues as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of THE ALARM's iconic "Spirit Of '86" concert that was beamed to the world via satellite (one of the first live satellite broadcasts ever) and played live on MTV.
THE ALARM were staples on the radio worldwide in the '80s. In addition to his charity work with LHSF, the foundation he co-founded, PETERS continues to tour the globe with the music of THE ALARM and will be announcing new endeavors in the very near future.