Drummathon 2018 Recap

SEPT 302018

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Our 4th Annual Drummathon was a HUGE success beating our $50,000 goal, and raising over $55,000 - of that the drummers raised over $42,000! Drummathon 2018 featured celebrity rock star drummers Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean) / Ric Hare (Basket Case) as MC, plus Mark Schulman (P!NK), Gregg Potter with special guest Cathy Rich (daughter to Buddy Rich)! (The Buddy Rich Band), Sandy Gennaro (Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Travers, The Monkees), and Chip Ritter (juggling drummer as seen on David Letterman). In addition, the 20+ top fundraising drummers showed their talent during a two minute drum solo. As if that wasn't enough, the day featured music from top fundraising band Griffin Tucker & The Real Rock Revolution, feature band Even It Up - The Ultimate Heart Tribute Band, as well as The Breast Cancer Can Stick It! Band, featuring April Samuels.

2018 Top Fundraisers:

  1. JC Clifford $9,000
  2. Griffin Tucker $7,010
  3. Payton Taylor $4,240

2018 Top Fundraising Band:

  1. Griffin Tucker & The Real Rock Revolution $7,010

What: Breast Cancer Can Stick It! 4th Annual Drummathon

Where: Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, TX

When: September 30, 2018, 10a-7p

Who: Celebrity rockstar drummers (see below!), family, friends, and YOU!

Special guest rockstar drummers:

  • Your host:
    • Ric Hare (Sedated, Basket Case)
  • Mark Schulman (P!NK)
  • Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean)
  • Gregg Potter with special guest Cathy Rich (daughter to Buddy Rich)! (The Buddy Rich Band)
  • Sandy Gennaro (Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Travers, The Monkees)
  • Chip Ritter (juggling drummer as seen on David Letterman)

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Drummathon 2018 is...drum roll please...SEPTEMBER 30, 2018!

You heard it right! We will be holding Drummathon 2018 on the final day of September, to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Mark your calendars now. We will be partnering with hotels soon to provide you discounted rates for those traveling to town for the Big Event.

Drummathon is FREE to attend and FREE to register, and you don't have to be a drummer to join in on the fun - anyone can register and fundraise! The top 35 fundraisers ($250 minimum) by September 20, 2018 at 7p CT will 1) win the opportunity to play a timed solo the day of the event, 2) receive a goody bag, and a 3) Drummathon 2018 t-shirt. The top three fundraisers will win additional prizes!

For every $20 raised, registrants attending the event will get a raffle ticket in their goodie bag. At the event on September 30, registrants will have the opportunity to write their name on their ticket, then tear off their raffle tickets and deposit into the bucket for the raffles of their choice, on display at the event.

The day of the event will feature live music interspersed with drum solos as well as solos by some of the top celebrity rock star drummers - with a chance to drum alongside the rock stars! Simultaneously, attendees to this free family-friendly event can visit food trucks, vendor booths, and autograph booths as well as browse and sign up for silent auctions and raffles. While at the show, MC's will even throw out an array of giveaways.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities are available NOW! Certain packages are limited, so please get in touch with us right away if you are interested in sponsoring Drummathon 2018. Remember, this is a baseline, but we can create custom partnership packages for you! The sooner we get you set up as a sponsor, the more publicity for your business or product! Sponsor deadline is August 17, 2018.

Registration opened on May 15, 2018 at 12:01a CT and runs through September 20, 2018 at 7p CT. Mark your calendars so that you can maximize your fundraising and ensure your spot, behind the kit, center stage at Drummathon 2018!

Drummathon Highlights

What is the Drummathon?

Drummathon is an annual family-friendly fundraising event set in a festival atmosphere that brings together the drumming community (of all skillsets and ages) for one common goal: to fight breast cancer.

As Drummathon works to fight breast cancer, it is also a celebration of life, music, and passion! Registered drummers for the event showcase their talent in front of family, friends and attendees during a timed drum solo, and then later, drummers and attendees have the opportunity to play on a kit alongside the celebrity drummers. And since Breast Cancer Can Stick It! founder April Samuels is endorsed by the drum company owned and founded by Rikki Rockett of Poison/Devil City Angels, drummers will be playing on one of the two available Official custom Breast Cancer Can Stick It! drum sets designed by Rockett Drum Works. Participants and attendees also have multiple opportunities to visit the celebrity rock stars at the autograph booth and snap pictures. The event also features rock 'n roll memorabilia silent auctions, raffles, games and vendor booths all while sprinkled with some great music from local rock bands. It's fun for the whole family. Leading up to the event, drummers, musicians, and friends alike will register to raise funds online to compete for a plethora of awesome prizes.

The 2015 inaugural event was hosted by Dan Shinder of Drum Talk TV and kicked off right with rock star drummers Carmine Appice (Ozzy, Rod Stewart, Ted Nugent), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell), and Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Bang Tango, Mr. Big).

The Drummathon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drum alongside role models of rock n roll and help eradicate breast cancer at the same time -- an experience that can't be beat!




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