HIP-HOP(E) FOR HEALING PROJECT LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
(for Kidney Transplant Recovery Period &) TO SUPPORT ORGAN DONATION REGISTRATION & HEALTH AWARENESS
(NEW YORK – June 5, 2009) – On May 7, 2009, doctors confirmed that Hip-Hop(e) for Healing Project’s co-founder, Aaron Lazansky, was a suitable kidney donor for his girlfriend of two years, Marly Figueroa, who suffers from kidney disease.
The couple underwent this difficult surgical procedure on Wednesday, May 20 at a hospital in the Bronx. After the Kidney Transplant, their estimated recovery time is one month for Aaron and two to three months for Marly. Due to the lengthy recovery time-line, the duo is reaching out to family, friends, and community members for much needed financial support.
The couple’s battle to fight kidney disease prompted them to co-found the Hip-Hop(e) for Healing Project. The organization’s mission is to raise awareness for the desperate need for both organ & tissue donor registration and healthy living tips for those in marginalized urban communities. Upon the co-founders’ full recovery, they will begin production of a personal documentary detailing their medical journey during this procedure. In addition to the film They will create an health related music video/PSA that will showcase an established network of creative hip-hop artists who support Hip-Hop(e) for Healing Project’s mission. Their next step will be to design and implement curriculum in creative arts and health workshops that speak to the next generation of youth on the prevention of disease.
Through all of these efforts, Hip Hop(e) for Healing will work towards its goal to help educate the public about healthy living & organ donation registration.
To help Marly and Aaron through their recovery time and with the launch of their Hip Hop(e) for Healing Project, $10,000 in charitable donations is needed.
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Checks and money orders can be sent to: HIP-HOP(e) for Healing, c/o Marly Figueroa 1105 College Avenue Apt #5H, Bronx NY 10456.
Please make donations out to: Aaron Lazansky and be sure to specify in memo: HIP-HOP(e) for Healing. For other charitable ways you can donate please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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