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The 2 Left Feet Blues Festival was started several years ago by two true advocates of the blues as a way to engage with other like-minded individuals who shared their passions.
As they got to know the musicians on a personal level they realized how little support—financially and physically—there was for them after a lifetime of performing. They vowed to turn 2 Left Feet into a nonprofit organization in an effort to raise funds to help aging musicians with the ever-increasing costs of health care and support. We also support and educate surrounding communities in the proliferation of Blues music and history.
Below are the organizations that are being supported from the proceeds and donations from the 2016 2 Left Feet Blues Festival.
Teen Cancer America
Teen Cancer America is designed to help hospitals and healthcare professionals bridge the gap between pediatric and adult oncology care. Teen Cancer America aims to educate and support hospitals and outpatient facilities in the development of specialized units for this age group. The units are a place just for teens and young adults where the cancer experience is understood and the importance of living life through the cancer journey is nourished.
Teen Cancer America partners with hospitals throughout the United States to develop specialized facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer. We build teen friendly environments, enhancing the hospital experience. We develop standards for age-targeted care, improve collaboration between pediatric and adult specialists and enable dedicated research to improve outcomes and survival.
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who are the driving force behind Teen Cancer America. After over a decade working with Teenage Cancer Trust in the UK, the duo decided to bring their passion across the pond and make a difference in the lives of teens and young adults with cancer in the United States.
For more information on Teen Cancer America, visit www.teencanceramerica.org
Musicians Lifeline, Inc. is a volunteer organization that responds primarily to the medical and social needs of regional musicians and music professionals in our community.
The mission of Musicians Lifeline is to support and provide charitable assistance to all types of music industry professionals located in the greater New England region who are struggling to maintain their livelihood, due to illness, disability, age, or unemployment.
The organization is also dedicated to educating the public about the importance of musicians in the community and the financial hardships which can negatively impact a music professional. Money raised through benefit ticket sales, donations and sponsorships are used to pay for medical expenses, prescriptions, insurance premiums, housing, food, utilities and fees for services and counseling.
To learn more about Musician’s Lifeline, please visit www.musicians-lifeline.org