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drumSTRONG™ is a unique, multicultural, musical, charity event showcasing available regional and national resources that support people with cancer and those who love them. Created by DrumsForCures, Inc. founder and president, Scott Swimmer, the drumSTRONG drumming event helps to encourage people of all ages to focus attention on cancer awareness, education, support and funding for cancer concerns.

"At fifteen, our son, Mason, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (a rare bone cancer) and underwent many months of chemo and extensive surgeries on his leg," says Swimmer. "Three years later he has beaten it and pitches for his varsity high school baseball team."

After coming home from the 2006 Lance Armstrong Foundation's ‘Ride for the Roses' event in Austin, TX, the Swimmer family were full of hope and inspiration. Says Swimmer, "We believe that research, education and support for survivors needs to be fortified through community and government efforts."


On May 16th & 17th, 2009 in Weddington, North Carolina, (just outside of Charlotte), drumSTRONG 2009 will be held in the pastures of Misty Meadows Farm. Besides the drumming event, many exhibiters will be featured, including both conventional and complementary healthcare entities, as well as private practices and cancer societies. The Guinness World Records organization will be tracking the event to recognize the planet's longest, continuous rhythm "drum•a•thon" ever.

watch this videoAbout drumSTRONG and DrumsForCures, Inc.

Registration for drumSTRONG '09 opens on January 1st, 2009 and is $25.00 for individuals 10 and over; $50.00 for families with children under 10. Registration is good for both days, all 24+ hours of the event. Participants may come and go as they wish. The registration fee and funds raised by drumSTRONG will be distributed among local and national cancer initiatives.

DrumsForCures is a 501(c)(3) and the producer of drumSTRONG.

For more information on this and other upcoming drumSTRONG events, visit www.drumstrong.org.

drumSTRONG - drumming to beat cancer!

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