As August roles in the DJ For A Cure team reflects on all the major support received from everyone who has played a part in the DJ4C movement.
To all of those who attended any of the DJ4C events we appreciate your support and to those who haven’t, continue to follow us to get info on upcoming events.
Until then check this out… An estimated 1.1 million people in the US are living with, or are in remission from blood cancer!
That 1.1 million could include friends, family, neighbors, even a stranger you pass on the street, regardless you can help change this fact to fiction by donating to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or even following the DJ4C movement for support.
Any kind of help is greatly appreciated by our team. So continue to follow us, check us out on twitter/instagram @djforacure or go to our website at djforacure.com!
This Friday, July 25th, DJ FOR A CURE is taking over the Scratch DJ Academy in NYC! DJ4C will be hosting an art show from 7pm-9pm to continue the mission of making the public aware of the seriousness of blood cancers using the arts. The event will be curated by DJ4C’s very own Quiana Parks and special guest Leighton Pope. A series of special guest DJ’s are set to spin, so this isn’t something you’d want to miss, Oh, and did I mention there will be live art? Come out and support the cause. For more info on what we do here at DJ4C check out the website djforacure.com.
DJ For A Cure’s second event went down last Thursday with PUMA and KRINK NYC. The event took place in No. 8’s edgy, yet cozy game room. The event was hosted by DJ KISS and featured two inspirational speeches from DJ4C’s very own Quiana Parks and cancer survivor Lindsey Lewis.
DJ Charles Browne started out the night DJing getting the crowd in the party mood and ready to kick ass at some games. DJ Austin Millz and Quiana Parks soon followed him with sets of their own. DJ Rick Kid even stopped by for a surprise visit finishing out the night with his set.
Throughout the night the Leukemia & Lymphoma society collected donations from the guests, and ended up raising $591!
It was a successful night for the DJ4C team! Thanks to everyone who came to support and to everyone who donated. Continue to follow the DJ4C movement; the next event will be going down July 14th!
Check out the photos! Photo Cred: Tayo Ola
NYC deejay, Charles Browne is set to spin at DJ For A Cure X PUMA’s second event this Thursday, June 26 at No.8. Check out the Q&A below to get to know him!
- How/ Why did you get involved with DJ4C?
(CB) My friend DJ Quiana Parks told me about the event DJ4C and about the cause and I told her I wanted to get involved anyway that I could help.
- How has the organization impacted you personally?
(CB) Personally, it brings me joy to be able to use my talents to help such an amazing cause.
- How did you start DJing?
(CB) I started DJing when I was 12 years old with my parents old record player and a cassette deck doing little mixes for my friends and family
- How would you describe your mixing style?
(CB) Top 40s meets world. I like to blend hits with records you may not hear normally in the clubs or on the radio
- What is some of the music you are loving as of late?
(CB) I’m starting to fall back in love with RnB. I really like John Legends new project. There is also an RnB singer from Harlem named Jarred Scott who has some summer-time heat
- What are some of your favorite music artists?
(CB) Thats a tough one because I love all styles of music, but Marvin Gaye Miles Davis and Tupac all have a song for any mood that I may be in. So those 3 guys.
- What are some of the projects you have been working on as of late?
(CB) Working on runway music for SS15 fashion week. I’m also opening a pop-up mens boutique in upstate NY that is launching in Fall of 2014.
Click the link below to listen to some of Charles’ latest work, it’s dope!
This Thursday it’s going down at No. 8 in NYC. DJ For a Cure and PUMA are teaming up again for their second DJ4C event in the city.
An old-fashioned game night will be taking place, so if you’re competitive come out and you’ll get the chance to win some amazing prizes some of which are from KRINKnyc!
Austin Millz will be spinning along with Charles Browne. Chef Roble and the lovely DJ KISS will be the hosting for the night so you won’t want to miss that. DJ Quiana Parks plans on auctioning off one of her oil painting as a donation for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. So come out and support the DJ4C movement this Thursday, see you there!
Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco validates his title as the socially conscious rapper with his new single ‘Mission’ that just came out last month.‘Mission’ is his first single off of his upcoming album Tetsuo & Youth, the song highlights the battle many people have had with cancer.The song begins with short, powerful testimonials from those affected by cancer, as the song progresses we hear Lupe’s powerful hook…
“If I has a dollar for every time they counted me out
And my back was up against the wall
I could have died but I came out fighting.”
He surely aims to uplift and empower his listeners, especially those who have dealt with any form of cancer. As the song flows his awe-inspiring words make you want to go out and kick cancer’s ass. Just like DJ for a Cure Lupe Fiasco uses his art as a tool to reach the masses to advocate for cancer research and to simply spread hope. Lupe Fiasco has partnered with the nonprofit organization Stand Up to Cancer and continues to prove himself as an advocate junqui. Check out the song!
Approximately every 3 minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer and approximately every 10 minutes someone in the US dies from a blood cancer.
Facts like these are the reason the DJ for a Cure movement began; the organization is comprised of a group of deejays, visual artists, musicians, advocates, and the dopest cancer survivor, DJ Quiana Parks. They all came together with the sole purpose of raising awareness to fight blood cancers by using their creativity.
As you can tell DJ for a Cure is heavily rooted in the arts and all of you supporters may not be as artsy as you’d like, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help flip these cancer facts to fiction by helping to make a change. There are dozens of ways to help change the devastating statistics. Go check out djforacure.com to see how you can get involved.
Whether it’s donating a few bucks, attending the next DJ4C event, or joining the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk we are all capable of flipping the script on these facts and fighting for a cure.
Before you know it you’ll become the next ‘advocate junqui‘!
*Information provided by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Facts of Spring 2014.
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