80’s in the Park Signed Guitar
WE ROCK FOR AUTISM HAS 80S IN THE PARK ROCK BANDS SIGN GUITAR, AND HOLDS ONLINE AUCTION TO RAISE MONEY FOR AUTISM AWARENESS
With some of the biggest bands out of the 80’s scheduled to perform over the four day event, We Rock for Autism showed up with guitar in hand and ready to meet the bands and collect some signatures.
This is the second year that We Rock for Autism was chosen as the official charity of 80’s in the Park.
We Rock for Autism, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is based in South Florida. The primary focus of We Rock for Autism is promoting autism awareness and acceptance, as well as assisting children with in autism receive music therapy. This year We Rock for Autism will also be launching their new Autism Idol campaign. They will give young adults that have autism and play music or sing the opportunity to record a track in a professional studio and then compile those tracks for a compilation release next year.
The silver Fender Squire spent 4 days being passed from one band to another. The Backstage Divas took possession of the guitar and helped it make its rounds, gathering signatures and snapping some pics along the way. Mark Slaughter, Steve Whiteman, Brian “Damage” Forsythe and Ronnie Younkins of KIX, Simon Daniels, Steve Lynch and Randy Rand of Autograph, Brandon Gibbs of Devil City Angels, Phil Lewis and Kenny Kweens from L.A. Guns as well as, Michael Aston and Switch of Gene Loves Jezebel, some members of Nova Rex and more signed this guitar all in the name of helping children with autism.
“To see the support the bands were willing to provide was amazing,” said President of We Rock for Autism, Chris Wilson. “They were all happy to help and share stories of family members or friends that have been directly affected by autism.
We also met so many cool people at our booth, people whose lives have been touched by autism. They were there to have a good time, but stopped to talk about things, get some We Rock for Autism promotional items, and even donate to help out.”
The guitar went up for auction on eBay and raised $760 for We Rock for Autism.