Theft has become one of the biggest issues in the music world whether it be merchandise from the back of someone’s van or the theft of instruments from right under a musician’s nose, it’s an epidemic that’s getting worse each day.
One thing we never hoped to report, is someone stealing from a foundation whose main goal is to help cancer patients. And worse is the fact that it happened on the Vans Warped Tour.
During yesterday’s stop in Virginia Beach, Shirts for a Cure was robbed of their profits.
For those not familiar, Shirts for a Cure and The Syrentha J. Savio Endowment (SSE) were founded back in 2002 by Mark Beemer. Since we can remember, Shirts for a Cure have gotten support from many bands and artists (Rise Against, My Chemical Romance, Circa Survive, Midtown to name a few) in creating one-of-a-kind shirts that are sold on the foundation’s website.
We remember having huge lists of all the shirts we wanted from the site even though we were flat broke teenagers.
The foundation took to Facebook yesterday to reveal the horrible news and ask for help, in any way.
This is not a post we ever thought we would ever have to make, but unfortunately we were robbed yesterday at the Vans Warped Tour in Virginia Beach– anyone with information is asked to contact the authorities.
For those who don’t know, our profits go directly to cancer patients in need and so having our money stolen is a huge loss for our cause.
We really need your help in replacing the funds that were tragically stolen.
Direct donations can be made atwww.syrentha.org/donate.
Thank you for your continued support.
So if you can, help them out. Buy a shirt on their site or if Warped Tour hasn’t hit your town yet, give them a visit when it does. We’ll be there this upcoming Saturday.