Blackberry Smoke donates thirty thousand dollars to a Children’s Cancer Center. They are an American Southern rock/country band, which consists of Charlie Starr (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Richard Turner (Bass, Vocals), Brit Turner (Drums), Paul Jackson (Guitar, Vocals), and Brandon Still (Keyboards) and the have given back to their local community by donating the money to the Atlanta Center.
The group which is from Georgia had raised the funds by having some meet and greets with fans throughout its 2013 tour and the stars presented the check to officials at the Aflac Cancer Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta during a homecoming show at The Tabernacle on November 29th.
The drummer which is Brit Turner says that this was the least he could do for medics after they took care of his young daughter when she was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma cancer at the age of three.
“It’s a great feeling to know that our band has such generous fans. I experienced it personally when my daughter Lana was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. Now, with the help of our fans purchasing band meet and greet passes, we had a chance to do something good with our momentum.
“Our goal was to help these children and the hospitals that treat them. The doctors and families make it happen, but they need financial support. Our band wanted to team up with our fans to raise money for them and it worked. We hope this donation will help little kids with cancer.”
Turner’s little girl has since recovered from the health crisis.
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