“I dislike music” said no one ever. I always wanted to be someone who kept up with rock gigs, because let’s be honest, it’s always better live. But also because rock gig type people are usually mad cool.
A n y w a y, there’s a live rock gig coming up this weekend in Auckland, but it’s not just a gig. It’s all for a sweet little man named Jethro Morrow who was born with HUS (Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome). Basically, his kidney’s are knackered and he needs weekly plasma treatments to stay alive. There is a drug that can help Jethro to fight HUS, but it costs a cool $500,000 [!] a year. And because of the cost the New Zealand gov won’t cover it.
Jethro’s parents and co. are doing their best to raise the money, but as you can imagine $500k is a slightly uphill battle. Which brings me to the concert: $10, that’s ten bucks gets you a night’s worth of live music from fantastic kiwi bands including Invader Cain [real nice guys, met a couple of them when Egoist sponsored the band].
OR for $15 you get entry to both Friday and Saturday night shows [Saturday’s show will feature kiwi metal bands]. 100% of the money raised goes towards little man’s much-needed medication.
Information on the concert is here: http://on.fb.me/SPciJw
If live music isn’t your thing, there are other ways to help Jethro. TradeMe auctions or online donations are alternative options, find out more on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/RrrmeT
And check out the Herald’s article on Jethro and the concert: http://bit.ly/Q0dp6y
See you Friday night?