Rock Concert for a Cause for the benefit of the Read to Lead Program
FAMILY PARK, TALAMBAN, CEBU CITY (Fri 19 Sep 2014) – Undertaking one of its most ambitious projects since it started in 2006, JCI Cebu-Mactan Channel will feature some of the Philippines’ most outstanding rock artists in a concert collaboration in Cebu City for the benefit of the Read to Lead Program.
It what would serve as a baptism of fire for the incoming 2015 Local Organization Board of Directors, 2015 President-elect Idyll Liza Peroramas leads the event, as its overall project lead and is ably supported by her members of the 2015 BOD led by her incoming Vice Presidents in Charleston Lenard Lim and Ivonn Chris Rubles.
The incoming President’s own brother, Loonie, leads a powerful cast of artists such as Abra, Ron Henley, DJ Buddah, Mike Swift, and Greyhoundz in what is considered as a once in a lifetime concert for a cause. Also lending their artistry and talents are established rock artists Bethany, Drop Decay, Foc Fashion, Dance With Me Kris, Cebu Elite Beatboxers United, Shuffled, Dropout Club, Mathina, and Empatzu.
Tickets for the event are sold at P300. All proceeds of this fundraising concert will go to the literacy program of JCI Cebu-Mactan Channel, the Read to Lead Program.
Ticket outlets and concert partners are:
- Shabu-Way Hot Pot Cuisine, Ayala Terraces
- Handuraw Pizza, Gorordo
- Skills and Bones, Azul
- Think Positive Clothing, Jones
- Purple Tea, APM Mall
- The Pink Bar, Mango
- The Backdoor, Mango
- Chickey’s, USC-TC
- Lasangan, USC-TC
- Baryo Grill, USC Main
- Flow Genesis Parkour and Fitness Studio
Tickets will also be sold at the venue. The concert will start at 5PM.
The multi-awarded Read to Lead Program started as an idea in 2007. The idea was to create a project that would inculcate the importance and the power that reading can and will offer a child. But the idea never flew and came to life before December of 2007 mainly because several analysis and survey went through before the planning stage even ensued.
Though the general idea was exciting, the members realized that there have been a lot of book donations left and right from various organizations that never really hit the heart of the objectives of their projects. The Local Organization saw several full-packed libraries that had untouched and unread books. Thus the Read to Lead Program was launched.
It has so far been honored with two JCI Philippines Temiong Awards as the Best Education for Peace Project in 2008 and 2009.
The last time JCI Cebu-Mactan Channel conducted a concert as one of its projects was when they collaborated to bring The Lettermen in 2007 at the Waterfront Hotel Lahug, Cebu City.
For more information, one may visit the Rock to Lead Facebook page.