KeyBank presents Vail Rocks 2012, a musically charged hike up Vail Mountain to benefit the Love Hope Strength Foundation. Hike alongside musicians, cancer survivors and supporters with acoustic jams along the way. Special performances by G Love, Brett Dennen, Cy Curnin of the Fixx, Miles Zuniga of Fastball, School of Rock and more.
After years of subzero tents, sardine style sleeping accommodations, yak milk, and tarantulas…we thought it was time to bring Love Hope Strength’s one-of-a-kind fundraising music adventures to a warmer climate. Don’t worry – we are sure to return to freezing destinations soon! Kauai Rocks is 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, has extended the olive branch to his majestic island. Artists from all over the globe will be joining Donavon and Mike throughout the 9 days in Kauai including John Oates, Shawn Colvin, Miles Zuniga (Fastball) and many more.
What an amazing week in August! Thank you to our friends at CareFusion for choosing us as their charity of choice during their 2011 National Sales Meeting. It was our most successful marrow drive ever... 562 people ON THE LIST!! A very special thank you to all those that registered. We'll see you all again next year!
Such a fun night of fancy footwear and saving lives! Thank you to Keving Larson, JJ Walker, Mike Downey and all those that helped make this event such a huge success! Can't wait to do it agian next year... A very special thank you to everyone that stopped by the LHS booth on their way in to GET ON THE LIST!!
Tumaini, Upendo, Ujasiri (aka. Love, Hope, Strength in Swahili) Children's Unit at the Ocean Roads Cancer Institute in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania open's on February 8, 2011. As you'll soon see, the day was filled with smiles, songs and tears of joy. THANK YOU, for supporting LHS and making Mike and James dream of providing the same access to cancer care that they had to everyone, everywhere.
Hard Rock International’s celebrated it's 40th Birthday, and Hard Rock Cafe Denver hosted a street party like no other! The street party featured the Hard Rock's Touring Memorabilia Collection, 8 live bands, street vendors and a Love Hope Strength marrow drive!! Thank you to everyone that came out to GET ON THE LIST!!
7,000+ names traveled with Love Hope Strength to music festivals in the US and much more in 2010. They hiked up Mount Snowdon and followed that up with a sell out concert at the Rhuddlan Castle on the same day. They traveled to Dare Valley Country Park for 'Rhondda Rocks II' and most recently they saw the top of Mount Fuji in Japan... and we're only in September!!! Have a look at the photos.
Mt Fuji Rocks was Love Hope Strength’s latest musical journey, to the Japan’s Mount Fuji and “Land of the Rising Sun” featuring performances by team members Donavon Frankenreiter, Mike Peters, Glenn Tilbrook, Matt Grundy and Brien McVernon. You have to see these photos from atop Mount Fuji!
Mike Peters pulled off a remarkable weekend for his charity, Love Hope Strength, hosting a 6 am hike up Snowdon with 150 trekkers, followed by a sell out concert at Rhuddlan Castle on the same day. The day saw Mike and a band of trekkers scale Snowdon, then Mike Rocked Rhuddlan! Check out these photos of the Rhuddlan Castle setup and show, Cancer centre visit with Mike Peters, Mt. Snowdon and LHS Ball!
Musicians, cancer survivors and supporters came together to hike America's Mountain, Pikes Peak, including Miles Zuniga from Fastball, Nathan Croswhite, John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light, and a special performance by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional. We rocked the top of Pikes Peak for the second year in a row!
"I'm on the List"... The Love Hope Strength team has had an amazing summer in 2010 signing people up and getting them "ON THE LIST"! We certainly would not have been able to do these bone marrow drives without the help of great sponsor's like DKMS, HealthONE, and Visa. We've been to Bonnaroo, Concerts and FIlm On The Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater, to Utah for Summer OR, Lollapalooza in the city of Chicago and much, much more. We're not done yet... We'll be conducting drives at Union County Music Fest in New Jersey in September and to Texas for Austin City Limits in October. Be sure to check back in a couple weeks for more updated photos from the Love Hope Strength bone marrow drives in 2010. We're everywhere! Are you "On The List!?"
On Sunday 21st March 2010, LHS veteran trekkers Matt Adam-Smith (Everest Rocks, Peru Rocks and Kilimanjaro Rocks) and Brien McVernon (Peru Rocks and Kilimanjaro Rocks) led a group of 40 supporters of all ages from kids of only 4 years old to grandparents over 70 on the scenic 9.5km Spit Bridge to Manly scenic coastal walk. The group also included special guest, Canadian Denver-based LHS Kilimanjaro Rocks trekker, Julie Bowlen as well as a number of cancer survivors. Sydney put on a beautiful day with temperatures over 30C for the morning’s walk. The walk was to raise money for the toll costs of cancer patient transport vehicles operated by the NELUNE Foundation. These vehicles take public hospital cancer patients to and from their life saving chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other treatments, saving them from long and tough journeys on public transport. Our target was $11k (being the toll costs of two vehicles for a year) was reached thanks to everyone’s generous support.
5,000+ names were unveiled at Red Rocks Amphitheater and lifted through the crowd before being raised up during the Woodstock Anniversary Celebration. The flags will now carry on to the "Rocky Steps" in Philadelphia before they are sent on their journey to the top of Kilimanjaro in Africa.
103 musicians, cancer survivors and supporters came together to hike America's Mountain, Pikes Peak. Joining the team were Kevin and Michael Bacon (The Bacon Brothers), Cy Curnin (The Fixx) who hiked and performed along the trail. An acoustic set was also performed at 13,000 feet by The White Buffalo. A post party celebration as performed at The Hard Rock Cafe in Denver. Funds raised will support cancer care around the world and the national bone marrow registry. 13 matches already found! ~Photos by Andy Mann
About 170 supporters including doctors, nurses and fans joined Mike for the sponsored walk up the Llanberis path to the top in aid of the charity. The walk was kindly supported by the Welsh Guards. Mike arrived at the misty summit and quiped looking over his shoulder: "that was a long way to come to play on a building site." Everyone's efforts in reaching the summit were rewarded with the day's only clearing in the clouds, timed to perfection just as the music started. The short set was part of the weekends fundraising efforts of the Foundation which was to raise awareness and funding for cancer research projects.
65 musicians, cancer survivors and supporters set out upon a 4 day trek along the Inca Trail in the Andes. The musical journey symbolizes the “Climb Back from Cancer (TM)” of millions of survivors around the globe, and celebrates the lives of those we lost. We ended our journey in the Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu where we celebrated the power of Love, Hope and Strength. The mission was to raise money and awareness for cancer care in Peru. We are working in conjunction with ALINEN to fund a mobile cancer unit which will be run by INEN, the main cancer center in Peru. We will also be moving forward with plans to set up a Love Hope Strength chapter in Peru in order to continue a national plan to educate and raise awareness of cancer and promote early detection.
Hosted by the Westword in Denver, CO, this wonderland of excitement features firebreathers, belly dancers, stilt walkers, artists, live music, and so much more. Love Hope Strength topped off the evening by giving away an incredible Love Hope Strength Epiphone Guitar to one very lucky winner.
"We Love To Feel the Rain in the Summertime!!" Despite hurricane conditions, the show went on! With performances from Everclear, Tokyo Police Club and rained out performances from Gin Blossoms, B52's and dozens more...the Union County Music Fest did not fail to bring out the people of New Jersey by the thousands. The Rock-on-walk-a-thon and 5k was a huge success followed by a marathon bone marrow drive. The weekend wrapped with a private performance by Mike Peters under a tent just before being ushered out by county marshal's. Memories of a lifetime!
Cancer survivors and co founders of the Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHSF) Mike Peters and James Chippendale lead 38 musicians, cancer survivors and mountaineers to Base Camp where they performed an acoustic concert to help the Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital build the infrastructure of its clinic, NCRS, by providing them with much needed equipment and funding. In a country where the Avg. annual income is $300 a year our donation and support is going a long way to save lives NOW. “Everest Rocks” was a fourteen day trek and acoustic concert at the base camp of Mt Everest, with a grand finale rock concert in Kathmandu. The entire journey was captured by a documentary team headed by Alex Coletti (the acclaimed producer of MTV’s ‘Unplugged’ series). Everest Rocks is now airing on Palladia (MTV High Def) and is available for purchase in our store.
Love Hope Strength announces it's mission to the world by walking 86 flights to the top of the Empire State Building and performing the first ever atop the observation deck! Featuring Mike Peters (The Alarm), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Dave Wakeling (English Beat) and Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats). Produced and directed by Alex Coletti and Tony Visconti.