Kauai Rocks 2011
Kauai Rocks was a combination of the passions of Mike Peters and Donavon Frankenreiter. Mike, a 2-time Leukemia survivor and lead singer of the Alarm, met Donavon, a champion surfer and world renowned musician who calls Kauai home, when they summitted Mount Fuji together to raise money for Love Hope Strength(LHS). Donavon, after seeing firsthand the global impact LHS has had on cancer care, extended the olive branch to his majestic island. Artists from all over the globe joined Donavon and Mike throughout the 9 days in Kauai including John Oates, Shawn Colvin, Miles Zuniga (Fastball), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Brien McVernon and Jeff Brinkman.
Cancer sees no color, race or religion. Hawaii, home to the most ethnically diverse population in the United States, is the perfect backdrop for our global fundraising efforts. The week began with incredible music-filled adventures and events that highlighted the native culture and island beauty. The proceeds from these events benefitted the Love Hope Strength foundations global cancer programs and initiatives such as our GET ON THE LIST campaign.
The week included a concert in which the entire community of Kauai joined in a celebration only Love Hope Strength can provide. 100% of all proceeds from this once-in-a-lifetime concert will bring bone marrow drives to the island for the first time.